"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mali, Security in Eastern Libya, Conflict Minerals and Blasphemy
A few articles to peruse today.
Mali—Civilians Bear the Brunt of the Conflict http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AFR37/007/2012/en/4798153b-b5c1-4362-b43a-5a0668bebf21/afr370072012en.pdf
Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/libya_security.pdf
Conflict Minerals—Search for a Normative Framework http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/International%20Law/0912pparimatsu_mistry.pdf
Go Army, Beat Navy http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/28/go_army_beat_navy