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Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

On April 4, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

By Sam Jacobsen As for the prospects of the presidential race, initial reports at the end of 2018 had Tymoshenko at the top of the pool of candidates. She began making inroads with many foreign leaders, stating via Facebook that “The presidential election is approaching, and it would be irrational…

An Update on Venezuela

On April 2, 2019, Posted by , In Latin America,Venezuela, By , , With Comments Off on An Update on Venezuela

By Mckay Dayton, Research by Alejandra Herrera Aid Finally Allowed into Venezuela Humanitarian aid is finally being allowed in the country after Nicolas Maduros’ government has denied any aid from entering the country. The Red Cross has said it received permission from the government to start a relief campaign. A…

Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

On April 2, 2019, Posted by , In Russia,Ukraine, By , , With Comments Off on Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

By Marren Haneburg In what researchers at Oxford Internet Institute described as “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda,” Ukraine was Europe’s most frequent target of disinformation campaigns in 2018 (Bohdanova). According to the EU vs Disinfo database, Ukraine had “461 references among a total of 1,000 disinformation cases…

The Taliban’s end Game and the US Exit from Afghanistan

On April 2, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Analysis Reports,Middle East,Taliban, By , With Comments Off on The Taliban’s end Game and the US Exit from Afghanistan

By Jeff Bates The endgame for the Taliban is relatively straightforward. They have two main objectives and are determined to meet them. Their two objectives are to get all foreign troops out of the country and to implement Sharia law throughout all of Afghanistan. They will continue to wage terror…

ISIS Affiliates

On March 26, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Egypt,Information Reports,ISIS,Libya,Pakistan,Philippines,Russia,Saudi Arabia,Yemen, With Comments Off on ISIS Affiliates

Written by Kailey Nordgran             ISIS affiliates flourish in regions plagued by weak governance, porous borders, and inept security force (Intel Brief, 2019). Affiliates are geographically dispersed and vary in capability; some are akin to terrorist groups, while others behave like insurgent groups (Intel Brief, 2019).             Since the 2011…