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Monthly Archives : July 2020

Post-Baghdadi ISIL

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With No Comments

By: Christian Hawkes Summary The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) has faced major setbacks in the past year. The twin shocks of the previous year — the loss of the group’s final territories in Syria in March 2019 and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during…

Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Asia, By ,, , With Comments Off on Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea

By Brayden McFadden In the past five years China has become increasingly aggressive about asserting their authority over greater and greater swathes of the South China Sea through the creation and militarization of artificial islands. One aspect of this expansion that has drawn considerable ire from the US is the…

No Laughing Matter: The Rise of Ukraine’s Comedian-President

On July 8, 2020, Posted by , In Europe, By ,, , With Comments Off on No Laughing Matter: The Rise of Ukraine’s Comedian-President

By Nate McGhie In the wake of the 2014 Euromaidan uprisings in Ukraine, comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy created, produced, and starred in “Servant of the People”, a TV series about an unknown history teacher winning the presidential elections. The show is a satirical take on the corruption and inefficiency…