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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1c)

In her comment on my original post, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi pointed out that Maria Stephan works for the State Department. That does not necessarily mean… Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1a)

By Ian Hansen This is the first in a series of posts intended as reply to a comment by Dahlia Wasfi on a previous post of mine. Nonviolent uprisings are an area of interest rather than expertise for me. I … Continue reading

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Fallujah: Death and destruction again, Part 2

By guest author Ian Hansen There was a time when many U.S. and international experts on terrorism said that Al Qaeda as such “did not exist.” The claim was that Al Qaeda, especially after the post-9/11 worldwide manhunt for its … Continue reading

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Fallujah: Death and destruction again, Part I

By guest author Ian Hansen As a supporter of human rights and locally-controlled democracy in Iraq, I am dismayed to see Fallujah fall to Al Qaeda. Some may see poetic justice for the U.S. in this development: the U.S. war of aggression … Continue reading

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