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  • Derek Harvey contributes to Washington Times article

    On Sunday, July 20th, 2014, The Washington Times published an article titled "Elusive target: U.S. believed Iraq terror mastermind al-Baghdadi killed 3 times", which features commentary from Derek Harvey, director at the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict.

  • How Iran is pushing U.S. aside in Iraq

    On Monday, July 7th, 2014, director Derek Harvey and colleague Michael Pregent had their article "How Iran is Pushing U.S. aside in Iraq" posted in CNN's Opinion section on their website. This is the newest of many articles that have been published recently by director Derek Harvey.

  • Derek Harvey featured in various news outlets for his take on Iraq

    Derek Harvey is currently being featured in many news outlets for his expertise on the situation going on in Iraq right now. Mr. Harvey has contributed pieces to Al Jazeera, The Telegraph (UK), The Daily Star Lebanon, The Dallas Chronicle, and was interviewed in a video with ITV News.

Tablighi Jamaat’s London Mega-Mosque Proposals Under Discussion Again

Tablighi Jamaat’s London Mega-Mosque Proposals Under Discussion Again

Tablighi Jamaat’s proposal to construct one of Europe’s largest mosques in London – the so-called London Mega-Mosque – has become headline news again. As one of the longest running and most controversial mosque construction projects in Europe, a decision is expected soon as to whether plans will be allowed to proceed. Current plans propose a […]

Secession Dominates the News

Secession Dominates the News

A hypothetical. Aroostook County, Maine. Francophone citizens, who represent the majority of the county’s population, are alienated from the English-speaking, Anglo-dominated government far to the south in Washington, DC.  Simply, the US government does not represent them or their interests, and they believe self-determination would improve their lot. Some believe the best course would be […]

The U.S. End Game in Afghanistan

The U.S. End Game in Afghanistan

Despite a steady stream of negative press reports coming out of Afghanistan these days, a strong indicator of success was revealed on Monday when ATR Consulting, an independent survey company, released the results of a major survey it conducted with over 4,000 Afghans between September and October 2013. ATR traveled to all corners of the country, interviewing […]


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