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YEMEN & THE WAR THE WORLD IGNORES

The terrible war over who rules Yemen drags on to its third year. Yemen was always one of those off-the-beaten-track places, totally untouched by tourism. When I first visited the country in the early eighties, there was no national newspaper, … Continue reading

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THE HELMAND CONUNDRUM

What’s to be done about British deployment in Afghanistan, following mistaken assumptions of al-Qaeda links to Iraq, post 9/11? I visited Iraq twice under the regime of Saddam Hussein and while there is no question he was Evil, Iraq was … Continue reading

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