Gun Control and Genocide
By Frank Smyth, March 23, 2013, The Progressive

Here’s why the NRA is dead wrong about gun control causing genocide. But at least they agree with human rights groups about the horrors of the military dictatorship in Guatemala. What does America’s gun lobby have to do with the question of genocide in Guatemala?

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France’s Feeble Demand
By Frank Smyth, February 3, 2000,

One trait that France and the United States have in common is that each nation acts like it has moral authority to lead the world.
The opportunity for global leadership rests largely on other factors…

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The Genocide Doctrine
By Frank Smyth, May 20, 1999,

President Clinton was morally disgraced at home only to become a moral crusader abroad four months after being impeached. His newly discovered moralism, however, began to emerge two months after the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky liaison. Who expected such a turnaround from Bill Clinton? Even more surprising…

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Africa’s New Block
By Dan Connell & Frank Smyth, March 3, 1998, Foreign Affairs

SUB-SAHARAN Africa is undergoing its most profound changes since the early years of independence. Forces that have long held sway over the region are now either waning or gone. For decades the United States, the Soviet Union, and France propped up dictators who served their interests — men like Ethiopia’s…

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The Changing Face of Power in Africa
By Frank Smyth, May 25, 1997, Newsday

With Laurent Kabila’s successful overthrow of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko, American policy makers need to conduct a long-overdue reappraisal of the contours of African politics.

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Rwanda’s Butchers: the Interahamwe and Former Rwandan Army
By Frank Smyth, November 3, 1996, Jane's Intelligence Review

Military history will record the Interahamwe and allied Rwandan soldiers uniquely. Back in April 1994, they achieved a dramatic tactical success, while failing…

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Rwanda’s Intervention in Zaire?
By Frank Smyth, November 3, 1996, Jane's Intelligence Review

The ADFL and the RPA share a community of interest as well as experience. Both represent Tutsi minorities who have suffered under majority rule in their respective countries. Each of their leaders has also long been involved in a guerrilla struggle.

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