Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Strategic Effects of 9/11

One of the most influential American foreign policy journals, Foreign Affairs, has just released its newest issue.  Therein you will find the article “Al Qaeda’s Challenge: The Jihadists’ War With Islamist Democrats” written by William McCants.  Among McCants’ conclusions is … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda: a crippled network?

Two major items appeared in the news the past week, both of which speak to the survivability of al Qaeda “central” in the aftermath of bin Laden’s death.  The first, a piece by David Ignatius, details the intelligence treasure trove … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Unspeakable

In addition to teaching creative writing courses in nonfiction at Sweet Briar (personal essay and memoir), I teach journalism, so I am constantly looking for Web-based tools for journalists to use when trying to explain complex issues and events.  One tool … Continue reading

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