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Russian and North Korean Relations

On February 16, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,North Korea,Russia,South Korea, With No Comments

Written by Marren Haneberg Russia has played the role of mediator between North and South Korea and has a “relatively equal relationship” with both countries (Economy). Other countries involved in North Korea, such as the United States, China, and Japan, align more closely with one country or the other.  In…

The Death of the ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’ Project?

On February 14, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Information Reports,Russia, With Comments Off on The Death of the ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’ Project?

By Guest Author, Emil Avdaliani, PhD – Professor of  International Relations and History at Tbilisi State University Russian relations with Europe are part of a complicated story rooted in military, economic and often ideological realms. Both entities have for centuries tried to find a modus vivendi, but have so far…

A Brief Background on the Venezuela Crisis: A Country Dependent on Oil

On February 12, 2019, Posted by , In Venezuela, With Comments Off on A Brief Background on the Venezuela Crisis: A Country Dependent on Oil

Written by McKay Dayton; Research compiled by Alejandra Herrera             In the late 1970s, Venezuela thrived economically thanks to high oil prices, which allowed it to be one of the most prosperous countries in South America. Then came an oil crisis in the 1980s that significantly raised inflation. The economy…

Human Trafficking in the Middle East

On February 9, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Middle East,Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Human Trafficking in the Middle East

Written by Steven Tibbitts             One of the most persistent threats facing the world in the 21st century is the rise of human trafficking as a major form of criminal exploitation. Not only is this issue found worldwide, it is also a growing problem in the Middle East, especially as…

The Muslim-Hindu Divide in India

On February 9, 2019, Posted by , In India,Information Reports,Pakistan, With Comments Off on The Muslim-Hindu Divide in India

Muslim and Hindu conflicts have spanned the course of India since its independence. The conflicts have historically flared in parallel with increased tensions between Pakistan and India. Presently, Hindu/Muslim relations are the worst that they have been in decades. The current tensions are related strongly to increased Indo/Pakistani conflicts, particularly…