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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Ernesto de la Cárcova , "No Bread, No Work", 1893. Via Wikimedia.

Ernesto de la Cárcova , “No Bread, No Work”, 1893. Via Wikimedia.

What I read this week:

Syrian rebel raids expose secrets of once-feared military.

How US counterterrorism efforts in Africa are defined by a decade of missteps.

The state of online global jihad.

Drone strikes’ risks get rare moment in the public eye.

Scott Lemieux on the Obama administration’s justification for extrajudicial killings.

China’s foreign policy dilemma (via M. Taylor Fravel).

Marc Lynch makes interesting points about the downsides of social media’s role in the Arab revolutions.

Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition the authoritative report from the Open Society Foundation.

Ahmadinejad refuses to sit out his lame duck term quietly. Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar has more.

Thao & Mirah – Hallelujah

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