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Arming Irregulars to Work Alongside Struggling Police Forces Isn't a Solution -- It's a Time Bomb.

Arming vigilantes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to work alongside struggling police forces isn't a solution -- it's a time bomb.

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The Executioners’ Bill

After an alleged series of brutal executions by the Burundian military, should the United States consider cutting off the cash it's giving the country's armed forces?

Best Defense

A prosecutor apologizes to innocent man he put in a Louisiana prison for 31 years

This is a bit far afield from defense issues, but I found it fascinating. It is a good reminder that what we believe today can change — and in fact may be wildly wrong.

The South Asia Channel

Stalling Justice in Sri Lanka

Reversing course on corruption, Tamil persecution, and Sinhala ethnic triumphalism might finally be happening with a new government in Colombo. But a disturbing dark reality remains: the absence of justice for the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians in "No Fire Zones" at the civil war's end in 2009.

Shadow Government

A Crime Against Sovereignty

The decision last month by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine” has conjured up images of ...

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With the End to a 50-Year-Old War at Stake, Colombia Must Strike a Balance with Rebel Fighters

If Colombia doesn’t cut a deal with rebel fighters, talks to end its 50-year-old war will almost surely fall apart. But if the deal is too sweet, it might derail the peace process.

Dispatch

A Warrant From Beyond the Grave

A tantalizing new piece of evidence has been found in the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Can President Kirchner survive the brewing political scandal?

The Cable

Holder Shadow Looms Large as Senate Considers His Successor

Loretta Lynch went to Capitol Hill to discuss her qualifications to be the next attorney general. She ended up telling lawmakers she isn't Eric Holder.

The Cable

Former CIA Officer Convicted in New York Times Reporter Leak Case

Press freedom advocates say the jury decision will have a severely chilling effect.

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