November 10, 2018

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American Counter-narcotics

Written by Brecken Denler The war on drugs is decades old.  Numbers of usage and production have remained steady or even grown.  In order for a major shift to occur the United States should implement the following changes to its counternarcotics policy. As the government has suggested in the past, a multi-pronged approach is often […]

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November 10, 2018

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Violence in Nigeria: Clashes Between Armed Forces and Shia Muslims

Written by Andrew Allen Over the last half decade, there have been several incidents of violence between Nigerian security forces and the Shia group known as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The IMN, are led by the cleric Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Originally from the northern city of Zaria, El-Zakzaky is a self-professed admirer of the […]

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November 10, 2018

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The Kaleidoscope of Lebanese Politics

Written by Steven Tibbitts   Lebanese politics are currently centered on forming a new government that can help Lebanon address its pressing economic issues (Perry 2018; Al-Jazeera 2018). However, the process is strongly hindered by spats on the role of Hezbollah and its affiliates in the new unity government (Macaron 2018; Anbar 2018; Dakroub 2018). […]

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November 10, 2018

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Georgian Elections

Written by Marren Haneberg On October 28, 2018, the Republic of Georgia held the first round of its final presidential election with a direct vote before transitioning to a parliamentary system. The election turned into a run-off between Salome Zurabishvili, ruling Georgian Dream party candidate, and Grigol Vashadze, candidate of former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili’s […]

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November 5, 2018

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Human Trafficking in Latin America Part 2

Written by Brennan Albrecht Human trafficking is a world-wide problem that has taken on many forms. As discussed in last week’s report, human trafficking can come as forced labor, sex trafficking, migrant smuggling, or participation in drug smuggling, among other things. The United Nations has extensively tracked human trafficking throughout the world through gathering law […]

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