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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…

UAE-Iranian Relations

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on UAE-Iranian Relations

By: Nathan McQuarrie The UAE’s primary goals in its relations with Iran are to avoid conflict and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Recently, the UAE has pursued these goals through a warming of relations with Iran. Traditionally however, the UAE pursued those goals by joining the Saudi-U.S.-led pressure campaign…

Insurgency in North East India

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Insurgency in North East India

By: Sarah Pearce For decades, Northeastern India has faced relentless violence from rebel groups seeking autonomy from the Indian government. Militant groups started with India’s independence in 1947, when they felt like their voices weren’t heard by the government, “Militants in India’s northeast once enjoyed vast popular support since they,…

Chile’s Constitutional Reform

On May 12, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Chile’s Constitutional Reform

By: Emma Dart Background Protests started on October 18th, 2019 over what is the equivalent of a four-cent raise of the metro fare. The protests over the metro tax grew extremely violent and transitioned into protests claiming that the income in recent years has not been able to keep up…

How the US Should View Hezbollah

On November 11, 2019, Posted by , In Middle East, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How the US Should View Hezbollah

While the U.S. State Department did not designate the Shi’a Muslim group Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization until 1997, the group had been active since the early 1980s. Based in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s first attack came in 1983 in response to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. Because Iran wanted…