Steven Simon

Visiting professor at Colby College. Former US National Security Council and senior director for counterterrorism and for the Middle East and North Africa

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Visiting professor at Colby College.  Former US National Security Council and senior director for counterterrorism and for the Middle East and North Africa, respectively, in the Clinton and Obama administrations.  His most recent article “How Fake News Could Lead to Real War’ co-written with Ambassador Daniel Benjamin was posted in Politico.

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“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

Can Fake News Lead to Real War?

“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

from To the Point

UN Secretary General  Ban Ki-Moon said  today there must be a third round of peace talks between Syria and its divided opponents.

The Syrian War and Its Humanitarian Crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said today there must be a third round of peace talks between Syria and its divided opponents.

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Horrific reports including grisly video show that chemical weapons have killed hundreds in Syria, including children. Has President Obama's "red line" been crossed?

Obama Still Cautious on Syria Response

Horrific reports including grisly video show that chemical weapons have killed hundreds in Syria, including children. Has President Obama's "red line" been crossed?

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