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Posts on 04/14/21

Is War Looming in Ukraine?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/14/21 4:20 am) The winds of war are blowing in Ukraine. The Ukrainian forces are pressing on the detached Republics of Donbas and Donetsk, while looking for the support of NATO, which already its finger on the ...

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A Tradition Like No Other, or, Wars Are Won by Attrition

(David Duggan, USA, 04/14/21 3:23 am) As WAISers continue to worry about the Spanish Civil War (which played a big part in Ken Burns' recent Hemingway documentary airing on PBS last week), I thought I'd offer some observation ...

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Posts on 04/13/21

Uyghurs Again; Comparing China and US Policies against Covid, Terrorism

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/13/21 4:21 am) JE commented on my last post: "I remain confused why Tor Guimaraes insists on the qualifying, even annulling adjectival 'so-called genocide' when referring to the Uyghurs. Repor ...

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What Led Me to Stanford, Prof. Hilton

(Richard Hancock, USA, 04/13/21 3:23 am) To answer John E's question, I knew nothing of Ronald Hilton before I went to Stanford. I became acquainted with Prof. Hilton when, as a major in Spanish, I was required to attend his class in Hi ...

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Posts on 04/12/21

Stateless and With No Friends: The Palestinians

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/12/21 4:27 am) Many stateless peoples with no friends have existed and have disappeared throughout history, but we have also had stateless peoples with no friends becoming a great state, and even turning into the op ...

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The Chicano Movement in Southern New Mexico

(Richard Hancock, USA, 04/12/21 3:01 am) I was interested to read an article in the summer 2020 issue of The New Mexico Historical Review on "The Chicano Movement in Southern New Mexico." Having lived in New Mexico ...

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Posts on 04/11/21

Is US Losing Media War to China?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/11/21 3:29 am) One can hardly blame John Eipper for being confused; the so-called "Uyghurs genocide" media war is very strong. In one corner with China which after decades of being our biggest trading par ...

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Posts on 04/10/21

Stateless and With No Friends: West Papua

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/10/21 3:53 am) Western New Guinea (West Papua) is a region under administration (occupation since 1962) by Indonesia. In 2014 it was inhabited by 4.4 million people of Melanesian ethnicity and mostly Christian.  ...

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What Motivated the January 6th Insurrectionists? A New Study

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/10/21 3:20 am) As recently reported by the NY Times, political scientist Robert Pape studied what motivated the 380 people arrested in connection with the attack against the Capitol on January 6. His infor ...

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