James GundunDateline: The Trench
First Published: Nov 07, 2009 / Last Published: Mar 02, 2010
James Gundun is a political scientist and counterinsurgency analyst, editor of The Trench, and member of Octopus Mountain. The Trench proliferates foreign policy information, providing quick reaction and deep analysis to the latest conflicts.
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March 2, 2010
March Madness Hits Iraq's Election
Iraq's future, along with the region's, is up in the air on March 7.
February 20, 2010
Progress Report on Afghanistan's Operation Moshtarak
Reading the winds from Marjah.
February 5, 2010
Aftermath of Pakistan's Bomb Blast
To make real military progress in Pakistan, America must first make political progress.
December 23, 2009
North Korea's Mystery Weapons
What are the real messages behind North Korea's arms embargo?
December 14, 2009
Zimbabwe Creeps Toward Disorder
President Robert Mugabe wants everyone to be clear on his opposition to power-sharing. The international community should listen up.
December 9, 2009
Indian Conspiracies Collide
The New Great Game rolls into the 21st Century.
November 21, 2009
Sri Lanka's Evolving Civil War
From military campaign to political campaign.
November 15, 2009
Showdown Over Palestinian State
Israelis and Palestinians need to reset their relationship before negotiating their future.
November 10, 2009
The West and Karzai on Different Pages
Hamid Karzai and his foreign backers appear headed in opposite directions.
November 7, 2009
Afghanistan Horizon: 30,000 Divisions
Uncertainty is depleting President Obama's political support for escalation in Afghanistan.