Tag Archives: Sultanate of Sulu

March Madness at Notes on the Periphery!: Part 4 (Asia-Pacific)

(Note: This post was completed in conjunction with Will Vogt, another Notes on the Periphery contributor and the beloved “obscurity” columnist.) On April 8, the three most fun weeks of the year ended, namely NCAA college basketball’s final tournament. For … Continue reading

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Weekly News Roundup: Jihadist sanctuary in Mali, Somali arms embargo, and Malaysian vigilance

West Africa Mali: French and Chadian forces pushed deeper into the heart of enemy territory in Mali—the remote Adrar des Ifoghas mountains. Here they uncovered a considerable weapons cache (in the Ametetai valley), killed a handful of militants, and captured … Continue reading

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Obscurity: Attack of the (Royal Army of the) Sulu

Building on the theme of the “periphery,” I’d like to use this blog space to highlight the unorthodox, the unexpected, and the truly bizarre in international affairs. For the record, this post is NOT about Dennis Rodman’s excursion to the … Continue reading

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Weekly News Roundup: AQIM’s bad week, Croatian weapons, and…the Sultanate of what?

A little late with the news roundup this week…But have no fear, all the stories you were dying to sink your teeth from the past week and a half (but forgot about until now) below! West Africa Mali: The Government … Continue reading

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