North Korea to Test ICBM: War Looms Large in Pacific
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North Korea to Test ICBM: War Looms Large in Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in a televised new year’s address that he was prepared to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). On January 8, the country’s leader stated the ICBM will be launched anytime and anywhere. The statements fueled speculation that Pyongyang will test a missile around the time of Trump’s inauguration. In response, President-Elect Donald Trump has…

Hybrid Wars: Geopolitics of the Central African Highlands and the Great Lakes
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Hybrid Wars: Geopolitics of the Central African Highlands and the Great Lakes

Rwanda and Burundi straddle the African highlands in the central part of the continent, occupying an ultra-strategic position along the transregional border between East and Central Africa. Overpopulated, mostly agricultural, and plagued with a past of ethnic violence, these two similar neighboring states are bound to share an interrelated destiny due to their near-identical demographic…

Meet Mike Pompeo, the Far-Right Christian Zealot Who Will Lead Trump’s CIA
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Meet Mike Pompeo, the Far-Right Christian Zealot Who Will Lead Trump’s CIA

Rep. Mike Pompeo is a Rapture-believing evangelical who sees “radical Islam” at work in small-town America. One of the many side stories that has been lost in the chaos of the Trump transition is the fact that far-right Islamophobe Frank Gaffney has been serving as a foreign policy adviser. Considering President-elect Donald Trump’s views about Muslims, this isn’t too…