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The Current Situation in Iraq

By Mustafa Abid


As one of America’s larger military and economic investments, Iraq should (hopefully) be in our headlights as one of the more important regional situations to monitor. If you don’t already, you should start reading, watching and listening to the result of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. As Iraq enters its third post-American year, two events, arguably well connected, should be registering on the American public’s radar this spring. While separate categorically, the rise of ISIS terrorist activities in Fallujah and the coming Iraqi elections will likely play deeply into one another, and their cumulative results may well impact regional security.

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‘In Waking a Tiger, Use a Long Stick’: China’s Racial Problem and their Long Stick Method of Subjugation


Mao Zedong once said, “In waking a tiger, use a long stick,” most likely in reference to the Guomindang’s (Nationalist Party) start of the Communist Revolution that took place in the 1930s and 40s. In today’s Mao-less world, the same quote still rings true, but for a completely different reason. In today’s China, the biggest concern of most ordinary people is economic development and environmental conservation/cleanup. Everyone seems content to neglect the sleeping tiger in the Chinese jungle: the rights of minority Continue reading ‘In Waking a Tiger, Use a Long Stick’: China’s Racial Problem and their Long Stick Method of Subjugation