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Mongolia and North Korea

By Taylor Hill Mongolia, once the center of the largest contiguous land empire of all time, is now seldom seriously considered in terms of current global politics. In fact, when U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton was assigned to visit Mongolia during President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, it…

JAD & Emerging International Threats from Indonesia

By: Jeff Bates photo credit: McBeth, John. 2019. Al Qaeda vs. ISIS for Indonesia’s terror crown With Indonesia being the fourth most populous nation on the planet, and with the largest Muslim majority of any country, the threat of Islamic extremism emanating from Indonesia cannot be overlooked.  Malaysia, the Philippines,…

Malaysia-China Ties: Improving and Degrading Simultaneously

By: Jacob Crandall Following the US global ban on Chinese tech-company Huawei, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad came out stating that Malaysia would continue to roll out the company’s 5G cellular expansion. Additionally, China is investing heavily into Malaysia’s infrastructure with their Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI is…

ISIS in the Philippines (Part II)

On July 13, 2019, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With 1 Comment

By: Jeff Bates See Part I here Beginning of ISIS in the Philippines Starting in 2016, ISIS’s leadership encouraged Muslims to start an Islamic State in Southeast Asia. Volunteers came from distant countries including Chechnya, Somalia, and Yemen (Beech, Hannah; Gutierrez, Jason. 2019). In 2017, militants loyal to ISIS took…

A Status of North Korea’s Economy

On April 4, 2019, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on A Status of North Korea’s Economy

Ranked last out of 180 countries in The Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of Economic Freedom and with a GDP per capita of a meager $2000, North Korea has one of the world’s poorest economies.[1] Still, North Korea has captured international attention for decades and especially in the last 5 years…