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    See How Much You Know About Brazil

    Brazil's population, territory, and economy rank among the world's largest, making the country a Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Canada

    The United States and Canada share the world's longest border—as well as a vast trade relationshi Main Feed…

    Bickering North Americans win the right to host football’s World Cup

    WALL building, tariff wars and Twitter-borne insults set the tone for the United States’ relations with Mexico and Canada these days. But, like a bickering family in a…

    How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil’s elections

    A SEMBLANCE of normality returned to São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, after a ten-day strike by lorry drivers that had paralysed traffic, shut down petrol stations and emptied…

    The Colombian guerrillas who won’t give up their guns

    JUAN MANUEL SANTOS chose his words carefully after signing a peace deal with Colombia’s FARC guerrillas in 2016, officially ending a 50-year-long conflict. “Today marks the beginning of…

    Asia

    Realising Smart Cities in ASEAN

    Publication Author(s): Publication Date: 13 December 2018Synopsis ASEAN’s rapid urbanisation has implications for important issues…

    The rise of Duterte and Bolsonaro: creeping authoritarianism and criminal populism

    In both countries, ugly populist politics is a direct result of legitimate concerns about crime…

    The Basra Protests and the Future of Iraq

    The mass protest movement that formed in Basra in July has spread throughout Basra Governorate,…

    Are Big Powers Pivoting towards India?

    Publication Author(s): P. S. SuryanarayanaPublication Date: 12 December 2018Synopsis China, Russia, Japan and the United…

    The US & China: A Colder Peace or Thucydides’ Trap?

    As President Trump pushes Beijing on trade and cyber espionage, the United States and China…

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    Counter Terrorism

    Perceptions of Fear Among Targets of Radical Animal Rights Extremism

    . tandf: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: Table of Contents…

    Understanding the Syria Babel: Moral Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict from Just War to Jihad

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    Sexual Suppression and Political Agency: Evoking a Woman’s Support for the Islamic State

    . Routledge: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: Table of Contents…

    Cyber

    Aramco and Raytheon to set up cyber-security joint venture – The National

    Aramco and Raytheon to set up cyber-security joint venture  The NationalCompanies sign preliminary agreement to provide defensive cyber-security software, hardware and R&D.…

    Future Trends in Cybersecurity Industry – CIOReview

    Future Trends in Cybersecurity Industry  CIOReviewFuture Trends in Cybersecurity Industry By CioReview - Artificial intelligence and IoT technologies are expanding their reach…

    Seven South Dakota National Guard Soldiers are leaving for over a year-long cybersecurity mission – Kotatv

    Seven South Dakota National Guard Soldiers are leaving for over a year-long cybersecurity mission  KotatvSeven national guard soldiers said goodbye to family…

    Africa

    Counterterrorism cooperation in the Maghreb: Morocco looks beyond Marrakech

    Seven years after its last major terrorist attack, Morocco’s multifaceted strategy for dealing with Islamist extremism appears to be paying off security-wise—but at the expense of liberal…

    A new dawn for Ethiopia?

    In the month before Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as the new prime minister in April 2018, Ethiopia was on the brink of civil war and inching…

    Zimbabwe: life after the emperor in the land of kings

    A year on from the coup that ousted Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe remains perched between piecemeal reform and old ways that are as intractable as they are destructive.…

    For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic

    When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s…

    Americas

    See How Much You Know About Brazil

    Brazil's population, territory, and economy rank among the world's largest, making the country a Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Canada

    The United States and Canada share the world's longest border—as well as a vast trade relationshi Main Feed…

    Bickering North Americans win the right to host football’s World Cup

    WALL building, tariff wars and Twitter-borne insults set the tone for the United States’ relations with Mexico and Canada these days. But, like a bickering family in…

    How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil’s elections

    A SEMBLANCE of normality returned to São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, after a ten-day strike by lorry drivers that had paralysed traffic, shut down petrol stations and…

    Asia

    Realising Smart Cities in ASEAN

    Publication Author(s): Publication Date: 13 December 2018Synopsis ASEAN’s rapid urbanisation has implications for important issues such as strained infrastructure, rising inequalities, and public safety and security. However,…

    The rise of Duterte and Bolsonaro: creeping authoritarianism and criminal populism

    In both countries, ugly populist politics is a direct result of legitimate concerns about crime and corruption.

    The post The rise of Duterte and Bolsonaro: creeping…

    The Basra Protests and the Future of Iraq

    The mass protest movement that formed in Basra in July has spread throughout Basra Governorate, an oil-rich province in southern Iraq. The protesters have demonstrated against the…

    Are Big Powers Pivoting towards India?

    Publication Author(s): P. S. SuryanarayanaPublication Date: 12 December 2018Synopsis China, Russia, Japan and the United States sought to pivot towards India on the margins of the recently-concluded…

    Oceania

    Australian Government’s Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder

    The loss in the Wentworth by-election cost the Morrison government its lower house majority. The Diplomat…

    Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?

    PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns. The Diplomat…

    The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal

    The domestic difficulties of operationalizing an agreement should not detract from its clear strategic logic. The Diplomat…

    Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump

    More and more Australians see China and the United States as equally important partners for Australia. The Diplomat…

    Russia and Central Asia

    A View From Congress

    Two US lawmakers—one serving and another incoming—listed their top national security concerns at the Atlantic Council’s Annual Forum in Washington on December 14. US Rep. John Delaney, a…

    Why it Will Be Hard to Kill NAFTA if Congress Does Not Approve Trump’s Trade Deal With Mexico and Canada

    Despite US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it will be much harder to…

    Atlantic Council’s Leadership Outlines Vision for the Future

    The Atlantic Council’s outgoing interim chairman, retired US Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., implored policymakers and citizens to embrace the need for change in a…

    US Sen. Tom Cotton’s Pitch for US Global Leadership: ‘We Don’t Want to Play Home Games’

    “One of the biggest advantages we have is that we have a lot of allies and friends,” US Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said in a wide-ranging discussion…

    Europe

    The Next Merkel? Not Quite

    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is like her mentor in style, but not in substance—and, for Germany, that will make all the difference. Foreign Policy…

    Brexit: What Next?

    Theresa May leaves with coal in her stocking. Berlin Policy Journal – Blog…

    ASPI suggests

    Europe Britain attempted something right out of Australia’s political playbook: a leadership spill (without years of practice, though, this one was unsuccessful and Theresa May remains PM).…

    Armenia’s Revolution Will Not be Monopolized

    A protest leader just became prime minister of Armenia by a landslide—but, thanks to his own efforts, he’ll still face plenty of opposition. Foreign Policy…

    Middle East and North Africa

    Saudi Arabia’s Crisis: Climate Change Opportunity

    by Sunjeev Bery and Michelle Dixon Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is fast becoming a pariah among world leaders. Even as his family-run government…

    Yemen Needs a UN Security Council Resolution

    by Peter Salisbury The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has brought together representatives of the internationally recognized government of President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi…

    Will India Help Iran Avert Sanctions-Related Medical Crisis?

    by Aveek Sen, Mojtaba Mousavi, and Udayan Tandan Zeinab, the mother of a four-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer, says that “Mina has been under medication for…

    Review: Season 2 of Trump Presidency

    by John Feffer Even popular series can hit rough spots in their second seasons. Take The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Amazon breakout about a young Jewish housewife…

    The Commonwealth

    The Queen Doesn’t Need Saving from Donald Trump

    British royals aren't wilting flowers -- they're diplomatic weapons. And Elizabeth II is one of the best. Foreign Policy…

    The United Kingdom’s Response to America’s Immigration Ban Is … Confused

    Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and the Queen take on (or don't) President Trump's immigration ban. Foreign Policy…