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Why Sudan Needs an Agreement Before Regional Powers Settle In

By Riley Madrian The constant tumult in Sudan is keeping the international community on its toes. After months of protesting and violence, the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April of this year and established a transitional military council. The TMC declared there would be a two-year transitional period after…

Russia and Belarus Relations: Where Are We Now?

By Clayton Chudleigh With talks currently in place between the two countries in preparation for further integration, it is important to understand how both Russia and Belarus got to this point in their somewhat strained relationship. Looking at the two countries from a westerner’s perspective, one might think that the…

ISIS in the Philippines (Part II)

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By: Jeff Bates See Part I here Beginning of ISIS in the Philippines Starting in 2016, ISIS’s leadership encouraged Muslims to start an Islamic State in Southeast Asia. Volunteers came from distant countries including Chechnya, Somalia, and Yemen (Beech, Hannah; Gutierrez, Jason. 2019). In 2017, militants loyal to ISIS took…

Hanging by a Thread: US-Turkey Relations

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By Garrett Cooper Until recently, the relationship between the United States and Turkey has been stable. Lately however, Turkey has been taking actions contrary to those that would uphold strong relations with the US. This recent unnerving trend has increased tensions between the two countries and tightened Turkish ties to…

‘We are Ivan Golunov’ – Russian Media Defends Its Own Against Wrongful Imprisonment

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By Stephen Fortuna Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was on his way to meet a source for his latest article on June 6 when he was detained by the police. They took him into custody after finding mephedrone, an illegal designer drug, in his backpack. When Golunov appeared in court…