Tag Archives: Filip Ericsson

Islamist terrorism in Europe & the Middle East wars – Causes & solutions

  In the last few years, the global Islamist terrorism has grown disquietingly in the wake of the civil wars in Syria and Iraq. President George Bush’s, and ultimately Obama’s, War on Terror that commenced following the terror attacks on … Continue reading

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Sweden, NATO and the new threat

ONCE AGAIN SWEDISH JAS Gripen fighter jets have been escorting an American B52 bomber over Swedish territory during NATO’s yearly Baltops exercise. One has to admit that there is some beauty in the picture, and as such it was merely a … Continue reading

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20 years have passed – Genocide in Rwanda & the world’s guilt

How our elected leaders let 1 million people get hacked to death On April 7th 2014 it will be 20 years ago that the government and military of Rwanda started a total campaign of extinction, genocide, against the country’s Tutsi … Continue reading

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Living in Sudan – Anti-west bureaucracy, hidden booze & a dove for lunch

During 2008 I worked for a German aid organization in Sudan and, during my stay, wrote a few diaries that I recently happened to dig out from my hard drive. So here follows a few anecdotes from my time in … Continue reading

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Stories from Africa – Crazy fieldtrips in war-afflicted Sierra Leone

During 2003 and 2004 I had an internship at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa. After a ten-year long civil war and the complete chaos that followed in the beginning of the 21st century, … Continue reading

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My life in Lebanon & A political analysis of the pearl of the Middle East

During the fall of 2009 I grabbed the opportunity, quit my stiff public authority employment and left for Lebanon to freelance for the Daily Star Newspaper in Beirut. The reasons for this odd choice of destination were based on several … Continue reading

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Rebel invasion of Khartoum and the revenge of the secret police

The security service’s terror in today’s Sudan As pointed out in the earlier article about the riots in Kenya, I always seem to run into some kind of mishap on my journeys. I guess I have myself to blame when … Continue reading

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