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When the Jihad Came to Mali

A history of how Tuareg separatists, jihadists seeking a “desert caliphate,” cigarette smugglers, and narcotraffickers have turned Northern Mali into “the globe’s most significant terrorist threat.”

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How to Kill a Rational Peasant

On Jack Idema, a con-man who once ran a pet hotel before reinventing himself as a black-ops secret agent in Afghanistan, and the history of counterinsurgency theory.

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Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus.

Nineteenth century Muslim-Christian hero Abd el-Kader, the “Algerian George Washington.”