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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…

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…

American Counter-narcotics

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Latin America,United States, With No Comments

Written by Brecken Denler The war on drugs is decades old.  Numbers of usage and production have remained steady or even grown.  In order for a major shift to occur the United States should implement the following changes to its counternarcotics policy. As the government has suggested in the past,…

Countering Russia in Ukraine

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Countering Russia in Ukraine

Written by Marren Haneberg The United States has implemented two major policies to aid Ukraine’s defense against Russian invasion: sanctions and military support. In September 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order to “ensure the full implementation” of U.S. sanctions against Russia (“Trump strengthens sanctions…”). Since 2014, the United…

Qatar Quagmire

On October 20, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Middle East, With Comments Off on Qatar Quagmire

Written by Steven Tibbitts Power grabs, political strife, proxy wars, and pride have all contributed to the most recent crisis to hit the historically unstable Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (Adams 2018; Stratfor 2017; Hassan 2018). This time it features the so-called “Quartet” of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…