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Peace in Northern Ireland; Policy in Afghanistan

The peace process in Northern Ireland, and the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, with Ohio Wesleyan International Relations Professor and OSU Mershon Center for International Security Studies Associate Sean Kay. Related Items:

  • Irish nationalist militias step up attacks, recruitment - Washington Times:Tough times are hitting promising initiatives like Links — and causing unease about the very fate of Northern Ireland's peace deal. As the troubled territory slogs through the worst economic downturn in decades, dissident Irish nationalist militias are getting increasingly restless — carrying out a string of violent acts including a recent bombing that injured three children.
  • West faces a losing battle for Afghan "human terrain" - Reuters:As the conflict in Afghanistan deepens, with more foreign troops fighting and casualty tolls rising against a bolder Taliban-led enemy, a parallel battle is being fought to win the hearts and minds of Afghans. Despite vast, sophisticated resources at their disposal, it is a battle some analysts fear NATO and U.S. forces can't win.