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Pentagon’s Latest Friend is Africa’s Newest Tyrant
By Frank Smyth, December 15, 2002, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld last week became the highest ranking American official to ever visit Africa’s newest nation, the small state of Eritrea on the Red Sea across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Hussein Opens His Prison Doors to Trouble
By Frank Smyth, October 25, 2002, Newsday

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein released thousands of political and other prisoners from jails across his country last Sunday, including from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad. The broad amnesty was no doubt welcomed by many Iraqi families whose…

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Iraq’s Forgotten Majority
By Frank Smyth, October 3, 2002, The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Last month, President Bush invoked the prospect of a democratic Iraq in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, while Secretary of State Colin Powell told Congress that he foresaw “a government of Iraqis governing Iraqis in a democratic fashion.” Yet the administration remains closest to Sunni Arabs…

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The Chance to Cry
By Frank Smyth, May 1, 2002, United Nations

Not all my prison memories are bad. Nearly every reporter who has covered a blood-and-guts beat knows that trauma can also bring out the best in people.

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Infallible Nation?
By Frank Smyth, September 24, 2001, Asmarino.com

I was riding a bike on a busy avenue in the Eritrean capital of Asmara when, one after another, several citizens of the newly independent nation began ordering me to stop. Why?

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Colombia Briefing: Bad Press
By Frank Smyth, September 1, 2001, Committee to Protect Journalists

Bogotá–On May 3, 2001, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named Colombian paramilitary leader Carlos Castaño to its annual list of the ten worst enemies of the press. Six weeks later, a reporter from the Paris daily Le Monde caught up with Castaño in northern Colombia and asked how he felt about the distinction…

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Expanding Globalization’s Agenda
By Frank Smyth, April 20, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com

One poster carried by a young protester near the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington last Sunday showed many small fish coming together in the shape of a huge, collective fish to swallow a big one.

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