Monthly Archives: June 2018

Reports on the death of the State System in the Arab World are greatly exaggerated.

Pardon this use of a quote from Mark Twain but it fits the situation in the Arab world perfectly.  Just a few years ago as the ISIS hordes seem to be following the footsteps of Genghis Khan and over running … Continue reading

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Checking the Blocks. Presentation to the 2016 ASMEA Conference

By Norvell DeAtkine. For presentation to 2016 ASMEA conference Checking the Blocks: Cultural Preparation for Deployment to the Middle East Probably no aspect of the Iraqi war has been more discussed and thoroughly dissected than the political and strategic background … Continue reading

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Iran Iraq War: Presentation at 2017 ASMEA conference

The Iran Iraq War: Lessons Not Learned. By Norvell B DeAtkine, Sept 2017   Jafar Pasha al-Al Askari, known as “the father of the Iraq army,” was very optimistic in 1927 when he penned an article for the Royal Central … Continue reading

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ASMEA presentation 2014 The Burdens of the Arab world

This is my presentation to the 2014 ASMEA conference in Washington DC. I am putting it in wordpress primarily to be able to use as a reference for the 2018 presentation. The next few postings are for the same purpose. … Continue reading

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