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News in Africa October 5th

October 8, 2018

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Written by Andrew Allen   Ethnic Violence, Insurgency, and Conflict -(Cameroon)Anglophone Crisis Looms Ever Cameroon’s Presidential Election, Al Jazeera, October 4, 2018 Upcoming Cameroonian elections have been plagued with violence as President Paul Biya, who has held office since 1982, seeks re-election. Separatist groups in the two Anglophone regions of the nation are boycotting the […]

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Ukraine in Chaos

October 8, 2018

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Written by Marren Haneberg Since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine has struggled economically and politically (“Ukraine”). Ukraine is battling internal and external political struggles with Russian takeover of its east regions, which began in 2013. On November 24, 2013, in response to the Ukrainian government’s decision to reject a European Union (EU) trade […]

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Brief History of NAFTA

October 5, 2018

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Written by Brennan Albrecht Just this past week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached a compromise on the long-promised NAFTA renegotiations. Although a step down from a total rebranding of NAFTA, as President Trump had promised on the campaign trail, there are several new aspects of the deal […]

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The Shortcomings of the Gulf Cooperation Council

October 5, 2018

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Written by Steven Tibbitts The Gulf Cooperation Council is an organization designed to strengthen ties between six Gulf-Arab states (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar) and coordinate their approaches to regional issues (Al-Hassan 2018; Guzansky and Heistein 2018). However, its usefulness and viability have diminished in recent years (Cordesman 2018; […]

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Brexit in the News

September 30, 2018

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By Hailey Hannigan NO-DEAL BREXIT Brussels must show more flexibility in Brexit talks, says German business chief, The Telegraph, 27 Sept 2018 The UK has fallen from 3rd to 5th place trade partners with Germany. German industry leaden Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, “whose trade body represents more than 100 UK-based German firms” claims that the Chequers […]

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