Over the last couple days, I have been trying to get this out and I cannot quite get through all of the sources to put together a ‘complete’ Daily Dump but there are so many really good, really important articles that I thought I should post at least something. We are only going to highlight two articles today which seems a bit odd given how much good stuff is there, hey, we do what we have time for! To that end, the news and stories are coming from all directions and if you are going to read one thing it needs to be The Modern War Institutes Teaching Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition at Stanford, Part 1: Competing with China. Labeling this an article would be a disservice to their efforts. This is the most comprehensive take on the Great Power Competition that I have ever seen. There is no way I could read it in one day and I will definitely be using this as reference point in all things GPC. If that doesn’t do it for, how about, The Taliban Can’t Take on the Islamic State Alone from War on the Rocks. Rarely do I simply not agree with an article here but this is one of them. I’m just not buying it and actively helping the Taliban is a non-starter for me. After that, you really could go any direction and not be disappointed. There is just so much more in Today’s Daily Dump.
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October 13/14, 2021
#REVIEWING War at the Speed of Light – The Strategy Bridge
The UK and the Future of European Security – Royal United Services Institute
Forget James Bond? Public Perceptions of UK Intelligence – Royal United Services Institute
Sudan reports crackdown on suspected Islamic State cells in Khartoum – Long War Journal
The Taliban Can’t Take on the Islamic State Alone – War on the Rocks
Killing Terrorist Leaders Is No Silver Bullet – War on the Rocks
China’s Missile Silos and the Sino-Indian Nuclear Competition – War on the Rocks
The American Way of Counterinsurgency: Lessons for Great Power Competition – Small Wars Journal
10/13/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
10/12/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
UPDATE: China Continues to Transform Ream Naval Base – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Military Forces in FY 2022: Peering into the Abyss—The Budget and Strategy Overview – Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Role of the Oil Sector in Venezuela’s Environmental Degradation and Economic Rebuilding – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Improving human security in Africa Annual Review 2020 – Institute for Security Studies
Françafrique is a blunt tool for explaining foreign policy – Institute for Security Studies
Event – 19 October: Nigeria in 2050: global player or poverty capital? – Institute for Security Studies
The Future of America’s Drone Campaign – Foreign Affairs
Iran’s hard-liners push to prosecute Rouhani – Al Monitor
Iraq’s politics at the mercy of a militia bullet – Asia Times
India faces a crisis as power shortage worsens – Asia Times
China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness – The New York Times
Amid U.S.-China Chill, Harvard Moves a Top Language Program to Taiwan – The New York Times
Watch: The U.S. Helped Build, Then Destroy, an Afghan School. We Went Inside. – The New York Times
Cases of ‘Havana Syndrome’ Reported at U.S. Embassy in Colombia – The New York Times
Eye For An Eye: Blinding Sentence Puts Spotlight On Iran’s Retribution Laws – Radio Free Europe
Kazakhstan’s Soviet Passport Problem – Radio Free Europe
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