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    AMLO’s Venezuela “neutrality” is anything but

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    Mexico Is Making the Wrong Bet on Venezuela

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    Macri can win reelection despite faltering economy; fixing Argentina’s problems will be harder

    An economy in the dumps is usually a death knell for a president seeking reelection. Main Feed…

    Macri Floats Above Argentina’s Economic Mess

    An economy in the dumps is usually a death knell for a president seeking reelection. Main Feed…

    Mexico and Brazil Need to Address Their Education Deficit to Grow

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    Asia

    China’s “3 + 1 Project”: Should India Worry?

    While India has cause to be concerned, China’s 3 + 1 project in South Tibet…

    Conflicts over Access to Land will Remain a Major Problem for the Nigerian Government

    A failure to reduce tensions between farmers and herders in the Middle Belt will likely…

    Offshore Gas Condensate Discovery Could be a “Game-Changer” for South Africa

    The discovery of gas condensate equivalent to up to one billion barrels of oil, has…

    Agricultural Mismanagement Squeezing Egyptian Farmers

    Although the Egyptian economy has largely recovered from the shocks of 2011, little has been…

    “Global Greening” Trend Indicates Greater Agricultural Productivity

    While increased food production in India and China bodes well for future global food security,…

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    Counter Terrorism

    Toward a New Typology of Sunni Jihad

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

    Cyber

    Beware of fear-based cybersecurity sales tactics – Idaho Business Review

    Beware of fear-based cybersecurity sales tactics  Idaho Business ReviewBuying intrusion detection software and third-party antivirus software aren't necessarily the way to go…

    With threats of cyberattacks looming over European elections, Microsoft expands AccountGuard cybersecurity program – GeekWire

    With threats of cyberattacks looming over European elections, Microsoft expands AccountGuard cybersecurity program  GeekWireEuropean leaders are on high alert for potential cyberattacks…

    How Singapore is future-proofing itself for information warfare, cybersecurity and digital conflict – The Drum

    How Singapore is future-proofing itself for information warfare, cybersecurity and digital conflict  The DrumConnectivity infrastructure is a key building block for Singapore's…

    Africa

    Growth Alone Won’t Help the Poor

    Nigeria shows that economic growth combined with rising inequality won’t lift people out of poverty. The country’s next government should heed the lesson. Foreign Policy…

    Slouching Toward Secession in Nigeria

    Apathetic voters are planning to boycott this weekend’s election—and may inadvertently boost the country’s most fervent separatists. Foreign Policy…

    Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.

    As the United States pulls back from the world body, experts say it is ceding influence to China. Foreign Policy…

    Labeling Elections ‘Good Enough’ Lets African Leaders Get Away With Fraud

    Setting the bar too low for African democracies, as the international community did in Madagascar, encourages electoral manipulation and bad governance. Foreign Policy…

    Americas

    AMLO’s Venezuela “neutrality” is anything but

    Mexico stands alone within the 14-country Lima Group in not recognizing Juan Guaido, leader of th Main Feed…

    Mexico Is Making the Wrong Bet on Venezuela

    Mexico stands alone within the 14-country Lima Group in not recognizing Juan Guaido, leader of th Main Feed…

    Macri can win reelection despite faltering economy; fixing Argentina’s problems will be harder

    An economy in the dumps is usually a death knell for a president seeking reelection. Main Feed…

    Macri Floats Above Argentina’s Economic Mess

    An economy in the dumps is usually a death knell for a president seeking reelection. Main Feed…

    Asia

    China’s “3 + 1 Project”: Should India Worry?

    While India has cause to be concerned, China’s 3 + 1 project in South Tibet could potentially backfire, force India closer to the United States and draw…

    Conflicts over Access to Land will Remain a Major Problem for the Nigerian Government

    A failure to reduce tensions between farmers and herders in the Middle Belt will likely weaken efforts to attract the agricultural investment necessary to increase food production…

    Offshore Gas Condensate Discovery Could be a “Game-Changer” for South Africa

    The discovery of gas condensate equivalent to up to one billion barrels of oil, has the potential to significantly enhance the South African energy mix and boost…

    Agricultural Mismanagement Squeezing Egyptian Farmers

    Although the Egyptian economy has largely recovered from the shocks of 2011, little has been done to address the creeping problems facing its agricultural sector. Meaningful and…

    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

    Buy-In From Allies Critical for Effective Sanctions, Says Former US Treasury Secretary Lew

    US approaches to Iran and Venezuela provide a study in contrasts While the Trump administration’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran will be ineffective because the United States…

    Trade is Not a Weapon. Let’s Not Use it as One

    At the Munich Security Conference last week, I moderated a panel discussion that posed an intriguing question: can we make [economic] competitors like the United States, Europe, and…

    New Legislation Presents Impactful But Measured Way Forward on Russia Sanctions

    Driven by understandable distrust of US President Donald Trump’s continued relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a bipartisan group of US senators have introduced legislation that, if…

    Now is the Time to Fight for Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace, Global Democratic Leaders Say

    Global democracy has seen better days. Disruptive new technologies, demographic change, stagnant wages, and uneven economic growth are leading many citizens to question the effectiveness of democratic…

    Europe

    Nord Stream 2: The Dead-End of Germany’s Ostpolitik

    The fight about the pipeline was supposed to give Germany cause to rethink its foreign-policy. Instead, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt ... Berlin Policy…

    BAE Gets $873M For AMPVs, Spelling The End of The ‘Aluminum Coffin’ M113

    In Iraq, M113 variants were deemed too vulnerable to roadside bombs and confined to base. But in a fast-moving mechanized war in Eastern Europe, the armored brigades…

    It Is Time for Germans to Talk About Sicherheitspolitik

    In September 2003, German political scientist Hanns Maull published an essay in which he postulated that Germany willfully neglected foreign and security policy. Germans, he wrote, cared…

    Warsaw and the Limits of the Anti-Iran Alliance

    by Eldar Mamedov One of the key goals that the Trump administration pursued by organizing the Warsaw conference on the Middle East was to undermine the European…

    Middle East and North Africa

    Imran Khan’s Faustian Bargain with Saudi Arabia

    by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi There is now a growing conviction in Iran that Pakistan has for all practical purposes turned into an ally of Iran’s regional bete…

    Next Steps in Afghanistan

    by Alia Ahmed In an about-turn of its two decades-old policy on Afghanistan, President Donald Trump tweeted in mid-December his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan…

    Pompeo: The Real Threat to U.S. National Security

    by Lawrence Wilkerson I know something about U.S. secretaries of state lying to the American people and the international community. I assisted one of them to do so…

    Russia vs. Belarus: Money for Sovereignty?

    by Tatyana Ivanova Russian President Vladimir Putin may be plotting to repeat the Crimean scenario in Belarus. At the beginning of the year, Putin started talking about…

    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…