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MS-13

On November 20, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America,United States, With No Comments

By Brennan Albrecht MS-13 is one of the largest and most dangerous organized crime syndicates in the world. It has been classified by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have declared it a national security priority [1]. Yet a good deal of misinformation exists about the gang, especially surrounding…

Yemen: A Security Situation Update

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Information Reports,Middle East,Yemen, With No Comments

Written by Braden Fuller Hudayda Anti-Houthi forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition battled Houthi fighters in Hudayda city, taking control of several areas including the University, the Yaman dairy factory, and the 7 June city. Fatalities are high, with some sources reporting upwards of 600 combat fatalities since the beginning…

Latin America in the News, November 17th

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With No Comments

By Brecken Denler Argentina An Argentine submarine lost almost exactly a year ago was found some 800 meters below sea level.  The vessel, which carried 44 submariners, was returning to port after a supposed electrical failure.  A 1980’s model, German-built, diesel submarine the ARA San Juan was assumed to have…

Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Featured Report,United States, With No Comments

Written by Andrew Allen Over the course of the last decade, China has taken an aggressive approach towards constructing an economic relationship with Africa. A major aspect of this relationship has been Chinese infrastructure investments in the continent, which provides African nations with low-conditionality access to capital. Although China’s economic…

Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,United States, With No Comments

Written by Marren Haneberg Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands briefly at the centennial World War I commemoration in Paris on November 12, 2018. They had a short discussion about Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea (“Putin says had…”). Though the leaders planned a…