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The Rockets and the Resignation

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Israel,Middle East, With No Comments

Written by Steven Tibbitts Fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip this past week is culminating in a series of Israeli political changes that could produce another major conflict between the two sides. On November 11, an Israeli special forces team operating inside the Gaza Strip was confronted…

Central America in the News

On November 15, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With No Comments

By Brennan Albrecht “Mexico mothers search for mass graves after tip-off” BBC News. Nov. 6, 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46110115 In the Mexican state of Veracruz, residents have recently been tipped off about the possible presence of mass, shallow graves where hundreds of disappeared youth could be buried. These bodies come from the drug…

Violence in Nigeria: Clashes Between Armed Forces and Shia Muslims

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports,Nigeria, With No Comments

Written by Andrew Allen Over the last half decade, there have been several incidents of violence between Nigerian security forces and the Shia group known as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The IMN, are led by the cleric Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Originally from the northern city of Zaria, El-Zakzaky is…

The Kaleidoscope of Lebanese Politics

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Lebanon,Middle East, With No Comments

Written by Steven Tibbitts   Lebanese politics are currently centered on forming a new government that can help Lebanon address its pressing economic issues (Perry 2018; Al-Jazeera 2018). However, the process is strongly hindered by spats on the role of Hezbollah and its affiliates in the new unity government (Macaron…

Georgian Elections

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Europe,Georgia,Information Reports, With No Comments

Written by Marren Haneberg On October 28, 2018, the Republic of Georgia held the first round of its final presidential election with a direct vote before transitioning to a parliamentary system. The election turned into a run-off between Salome Zurabishvili, ruling Georgian Dream party candidate, and Grigol Vashadze, candidate of…