How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are Playing the New Silk Roads
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How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are Playing the New Silk Roads

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the three power players at the Astana negotiations – where multiple cease-fires, as hard to implement as they are, at least evolve, slowly but surely, towards the ultimate target – a…

Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
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Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism

US President Trump has compounded tensions on the Korean Peninsula yesterday by putting North Korea back onto the US State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. The move paves the way for the imposition of new sanctions on the Pyongyang regime that will be announced today by the US Treasury. The sanctions themselves are…

Libya in 2017 Is Home to the Slave Trade… Yes, You Read That Right
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Libya in 2017 Is Home to the Slave Trade… Yes, You Read That Right

NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011 has justifiably earned its place in history as an indictment of Western foreign policy and a military alliance that since the collapse of the Soviet Union has been deployed as its sword. The destruction of Libya will forever be an indelible stain on the reputations of those countries…

What is Behind the Military Coup in Zimbabwe?
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What is Behind the Military Coup in Zimbabwe?

Long-roiling factional conflict within Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF political party exploded last week in a military coup that quickly seized control of the government and state media. The coup was led by Commander of Zimbabwe Defense Forces Constantino Chiwenga, who is closely aligned with former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Emboldened by President Robert Mugabe’s declining mental…