Category Archives: Austin Michael Bodetti

Why Iraq’s Assyrians took up Arms

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Whether intentional or not, the Middle East has spent over a millennium Arabizing and Islamizing its peoples. Few know the consequences of this phenomenon better … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s flourishing narco-state

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Wars on Drugs and on Terror intersect in Afghanistan. The Taliban, which cooperates with al-Qaeda and includes US-labeled terrorist organizations such as the Haqqani … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un Looking at Things — one of the few information sources from North Korea

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. It should surprise no one in 2017 that, politics notwithstanding, the internet loves pop icon and supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, one of … Continue reading

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FBI’s intelligence-gathering operation in Iraq

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Six weeks before the United States invaded Iraq in March … Continue reading

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Women’s rights in Yemen

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Nisma Mansoor likes to watch “Game of Thrones” and wear … Continue reading

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Qatar – in a lunatic neighborhood! (Updated)

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. In the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, the Emirates, and Kuwait rarely … Continue reading

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How Iranian-Backed Shia Militias Got US Drones

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Scanning the bullet-scarred rooftops of Iraq’s western desert, Hussam al-Mayahi … Continue reading

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Taliban’s Propaganda War

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The news media heralds the terror organisation “Islamic State” (ISIS) … Continue reading

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What’s Happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar?

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as President of … Continue reading

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The Taliban is learning from ISIS and al-Qaeda

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. While the Taliban is seeing its greatest successes in over … Continue reading

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