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Annual Threat Report 2013

April 12, 2013

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Praemon is proud to release this, the first Annual Threat Report. In addition to each student contributor’s regular pieces on varying national security issues, the Annual Threat Report (ATR) is a large-scale, collaborative analysis project. The purpose of the ATR is to identify the handful of threats that we, the members of Praemon, consider to […]

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Moving Away From “War” in the Drug War

August 30, 2012

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http://www.realclearworld.com/blog/2009/01/mexicos_drug_wars_and_the_joe.html

  A recent study of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict between 1987 and 2004 shows a reduction in the number of terrorist attacks following the enactment of humanitarian policies. The study provides some evidence to the argument that terror attacks can be reduced through “incentivizing peace rather than punishing violence.” These results were upheld by case studies […]

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Drug War Vigilantes and the Rule of Law

June 7, 2012

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/world/americas/honduran-drug-raid-deaths-wont-alter-us-policy.html?pagewanted=all

During the middle of last month, Honduran and U.S. forces conducted a major drug bust that recovered a half-ton of cocaine in the river town of Ahuas. The morning following the raid, four homes were set ablaze by villagers retaliating against the people in their community who worked for the drug trafficking organizations (DTOs). These burning homes […]

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Hugo Chavez and Venezuela

May 24, 2012

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The year 2012 plays host to several important Presidential elections around the world: those in France, the first presidential elections in Egypt following the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power, and the elections in the United States with President Obama up for reelection in what seems to be an increasingly partisan climate.   Another important presidential […]

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Avoiding a Second Falkland Islands Conflict

May 10, 2012

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From theglobeandmail.com

Last month, Argentina and Great Britain commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands Conflict in which Argentina attempted to take possession of the island about 250 miles off its coast in the Atlantic Ocean.  Argentina’s claims for the the Falklands, or the Islas Malvinas as the Argentines call them, go back into the 19th […]

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