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Which governments torture?

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Almost all states, at least at some point between 1995 and 2005. The Ill-Treatment and Torture (ITT) project by Courtenay Conrad and Will Moore codes Amnesty...

Yugoslavs die less

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In 1991 a census was conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which then was still part of the disintegrating federal state of Yugoslavia. Bosnia was the most di...

Running RStudio on Amazon EC2

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For the most part I don’t do things that are computationally so intensive that I can’t run them on my work desktop. There have been a few times however where...

The Iraq War, 2003 to 2011

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President Obama announced today that U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of 2011. What has the 9 year long war accomplished?

Report on COIN intelligence collection

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A few months ago the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Intelligence released a report on Counterinsurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance, and R...