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North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

Asia Pacific Politics

What next for Suu Kyi, Myanmar and the Rohingya?

The plight of the Rohingya once again dominates international media headlines. But even though Suu Kyi is reluctant to stop the attacks, geopolitical interests are likely to prevail over any

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Hamas reaches out to Algeria

Qatar´s calls for Hamas officials to leave the Gulf state prompted the group to seek to disperse its leadership, citing Algeria as a potential base.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis

Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: What Trump, Trudeau and the Security Council all agree on

The Trump administration joins UN Security Council calls for peacekeeping reform and reduced expenditure in the DRC, but there is more than meets the eye. Donald Trump’s America First Budget

Politics

Rethinking Trump’s electoral win and the current populist wave

Trump’s win and Brexit aren’t the result of economic inequality or globalization, but rather due to basic values and vision.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Syria: A convergence of interests for Russia and Iran

Russia’s recent use of an Iranian airbase to launch airstrikes into Syria is the most recent evidence of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Iran.

Latin America Politics

The fate of the Falklands: an uncertain future

As the implications of Brexit continue to unfold, the tiny island chain known as the Falklands has once itself seen it’s British sovereignty questioned.

Middle East/North Africa Security

UN “game changing” arms crackdown in Libya

The UN Security Council voted to implement a wider arm embargo on Libya to mitigate the risk of weapons reaching radical Islamist terrorist groups

Latin America Politics

Haiti’s electoral imbroglio: once again, no vote

Haiti’s presidential and legislative run-off elections were postponed for a fourth time, and the provisional government currently in place will last longer than the original 120 days accorded on 5