Signing OFF on Human Rights (Standpoint, June 2010)

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Signing OFF on Human Rights (Standpoint, June 2010)

Oslo Dispatch There are not many occasions in life when you feel honoured to be in the same room as someone. However, it happened to me several times during the three days of the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). The first was when Mukhtar Mai arrived. She is the Pakistani woman whose gang rape was ordered by [Read more…]

Blandinavia! (Daily Mail September 2005)

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Oslo Another day in paradise but no one is smiling. Winter, with its long hours of darkness, has not yet come to Norway. The sun is still shining on its breathtaking landscapes and stunning people. But a persistent gloominess pervades – a sense of discontent that prompts one to wonder just what it is that people [Read more…]

COIN Wars - On Daniel Bolger's "Why We Lost":(Commentary Magazine, April 2015)

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Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan WarsBy Daniel P. BolgerEamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 544 pages The shooting wars may be drawing to a close, but the war about the wars continues to rage. The latest salvo is Why We Lost, a provocative book by Daniel P. Bolger, a U.S. Army lieutenant [Read more…]