Monday, August 14, 2006

MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base

Respondiendo diversas consultas de estudiantes adjunto una base de datos con patrocio de la RAND Corporation para el estudio del terrorismo. Ver sitio MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base...

Watching Lebanon.

Comparto un interesante artículo publicado en New Yorker que analiza las relaciones entre el conflicto de Israel con Hezbolláh y los intereses de Estados Unidos por atacar a Irán con una justificación plausible.
Washington’s interests in Israel’s war.
Issue of 2006-08-21Posted 2006-08-14
In the days after Hezbollah crossed from Lebanon into Israel, on July 12th, to kidnap two soldiers, triggering an Israeli air attack on Lebanon and a full-scale war, the Bush Administration seemed strangely passive. “It’s a moment of clarification,” President George W. Bush said at the G-8 summit, in St. Petersburg, on July 16th. “It’s now become clear why we don’t have peace in the Middle East.” He described the relationship between Hezbollah and its supporters in Iran and Syria as one of the “root causes of instability,” and subsequently said that it was up to those countries to end the crisis. Two days later, despite calls from several governments for the United States to take the lead in negotiations to end the fighting, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that a ceasefire should be put off until “the conditions are conducive.”
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