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Stratfor takes a closer look at India’s Naxalite threat

Summary:  India’s Nalalite insurgency is important and undercovered by US media.  Stratfor gives its typically thorough analysis. “A Closer Look at India’s Naxalite Threat“ Fred Burton and Ben West, Stratfor, 8 July 2010 This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR. On July 6, the Indian government issued a warning to railroad operators and users after Maoist rebels …

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Stratfor reports about “The Role of the Mexican Military in the Cartel War”

Mexico offers perhaps the greatest foreign policy challenge to the United States.  Few nations’ internal problems have greater potential to hurt America; over few nations do we have so little ability to influence their developments (as our shared history makes them allergic to our assistance). “The Role of  the Mexican Military in the Cartel War“, Stephen Meiners …

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Update Mexico: “The Long Arm of the Lawless”

As Martin van Creveld said over a decade ago, Mexico might turn out to be the greatest threat to America’s sovereignty that we have even encountered.  See the links at the end for more information. In 2005 the cartels began killing police chiefs (example here), showing that the cartels were growing beyond the government’s control.  …

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