alex chitty

  • How to Make Foreign Policy Less Disastrous in 2014

    Looking back, 2013 was a really shitty year for foreign policy. Terrorists staged mass prison breakouts and held entire cities ransom. Egypt killed the hell out of itself and both sides blamed the US and literally nothing was done to make Syria any...

  • Al Qaeda Prison Breaks Could Lead to a New Wave of Terror Attacks

    Over the past couple of weeks almost 2,000 inmates, including “hundreds of terrorists,” have escaped from prisons in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan. The series of ultra-violent, highly organized attacks has the US scared, al Qaeda in Iraq celebrating, and a...

  • A Chat with the Executive Secretary of Congo's Rampant M23 Rebels

    For 20-odd years, the eastern regions of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have played host to a terribly complicated and bloody conflict. The latest chapter in that history has seen the rise of the M23 rebellion; a mutiny of former rebels who are so...

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