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08 Mar 2006

War-Crimes Suspect May Be Next Kosovo PM

Now that the long awaited talks on the final status of Kosovo have begun supposedly on a positive note , it seems that Kosovo?s internal politics may make that process more difficult. For years, the Albanian majority has pushed for talks by claiming that since 1999 when Kosovo, technically still

08 Mar 2006

Peacekeepers and Diplomats, Seeking to End Darfur’s Violence, Hit Roadblock

The list of roadblocks to peace in the Darfur region of Sudan discussed above is not, regrettably, exhaustive. The current international peacekeeping framework is in disarray, and efforts to bolster it have been sabotaged by the Sudanese and foreign governments. A seventh round of peace negotiations with two of the

08 Mar 2006

Riots Bring Concern of al-Qaida ‘Schools’

Due to a host of factors related to the generalized psychologies of many inmates; the fact that political dissidents, religious rebels, and militant revolutionaries are housed with equally violence-prone criminals; and the often particularly severe prison environments, prisons continue to serve as hothouses and incubators of radicalization for militant groups.

08 Mar 2006

Virus makes leap from PC to PDA

The debut of the Crossover virus is significant because it highlights the malware community?s increased interest in creating viruses that target mobile devices. Crossover is not the first virus that was designed to jump between mobile devices and desktop computers. In September 2005, security firm F-Security discovered the Cardtrp worm,

08 Mar 2006

Analysis: Iraq Crisis Propels al-Sadr

The AP article compliments earlier TRC analyses (December 1 WAR Report; and March 1 WAR Report) describing the ascendance of the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia within the political and security landscape of Iraq . Once possibly regarded as a thuggish street-warlord, Sadr is emerging as

08 Mar 2006

Turkey wants militant recaptured

Fehriye Erdal is a female member of the Turkish left-wing militant group Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) , a group termed by the EU and US as a terrorist organization. Erdal was on trial in Belgium with 10 co-defendants for their involvement and association with the DHKP-C. Six of her

08 Mar 2006

Bush Policies Are Weakening National Guard, Governors Say

The New York Times article correctly points out that the National Guard traces its roots to the colonial militia and has a dual federal-state role. The remainder of the article is devoted to governors voicing their concerns about the numbers of Guard troops deployed and the amount of equipment being

08 Mar 2006

al-Qaida Said Funded Indonesia Terror Net

More was publicly and authoritatively revealed about the history and current operations of Jemaah Islamiya (JI) in the past week than has been discussed in the past three and one-half years when the first Bali bombing brought the group to the attention of Westerners in October 2002. The occasion for

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