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Human Trafficking in Latin America Part 2

On November 5, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With No Comments

Written by Brennan Albrecht Human trafficking is a world-wide problem that has taken on many forms. As discussed in last week’s report, human trafficking can come as forced labor, sex trafficking, migrant smuggling, or participation in drug smuggling, among other things. The United Nations has extensively tracked human trafficking throughout…

INF Treaty

On November 4, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,United States, With No Comments

Written by Marren Haneberg In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the U.S.-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The treaty “prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from possessing, testing and deploying ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles of ranges between 500 and…

The Delicate State of Affairs in Syria

On November 3, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East,Syria, With No Comments

Written by Steven Tibbitts Syria is an incredibly strategic theater for the United States and the international community, but recent events threaten to create interstate conflict, disunity among US allies, and major humanitarian crises (Agence France-Presse 2018). The Syrian province of Idlib is currently experiencing an extremely uneasy truce between…

Human Trafficking in Latin America

On November 3, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With No Comments

Written by Brennan Albrecht   One of the most egregious crimes of the 21st century is human trafficking. This phenomena is not new, but it has increased in scope and scale in the past several years as international travel and technological development have increased to be able to hide it…

Chinese Loans: A Low Conditionality Trap?

On October 28, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Information Reports, With No Comments

Written by Andrew Allen Chinese low conditionality approach to infrastructure loans in Africa has been billed as a great opportunity for developing nations in the region to achieve economic development and growth that would otherwise not be possible. However, despite representing what one Ugandan economist described as an “unrivalled willingness…