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ISIS In the Philippines (Part I)

On June 10, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, By , With No Comments

By: Jeff Bates Image of the church that was bombed on Mindanao.  (Holcombe, Madeline; Simonette, Virma. 2019). After nearly five years, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has essentially been defeated.  Despite this, many parts of the world have extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS.  The…

Ire in Ireland

Mercenaries in the Saudi-led Coalition

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, With No Comments

The Yemeni Civil War, which started as a conflict between President Abdrabbuh Munsar Hadi’s government and Houthi revolutionaries, has become a magnet for external actors from around the world. A Saudi-led coalition consisting of the United States, France, and other countries supports Hadi’s government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels….

Kommersant Firings and Russian Free Speech

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports, With No Comments

By Marren Haneberg Eleven reporters from Kommersant quit on May 20 after two of their colleagues were fired for refusing to reveal their sources in a report about “a possible change of leadership in the upper chamber of parliament” (RFE/RL). These reporters made up the entire political staff at Kommersant,…

Bouteflika’s Succession Plan in Flux

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With No Comments

By Colton Quist             The Algerian presidential elections have been in a state of flux since the beginning of 2019. Initially former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika intended to run for reelection to a fifth term in office, but amid an outpouring of protests at this prospect due to allegations of corruption…