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Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

On July 1, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , , With Comments Off on Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

The Saudi-led coalition purchases most of its arms from the United States and United Kingdom, while weaponry for the Houthi rebels is smuggled almost entirely from Iran. United States In 2017, the American and Saudi governments agreed to a deal wherein Saudi Arabia would purchase over $350 billion worth of…

ISIS In the Philippines (Part I)

On June 10, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, By , With Comments Off on ISIS In the Philippines (Part I)

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 Comments Off on Mercenaries in the Saudi-led Coalition

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 Comments Off on Kommersant Firings and Russian Free Speech

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,…