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MS-13

On November 20, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America,United States, With Comments Off on MS-13

By Brennan Albrecht MS-13 is one of the largest and most dangerous organized crime syndicates in the world. It has been classified by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have declared it a national security priority [1]. Yet a good deal of misinformation exists about the gang, especially surrounding…

Yemen: A Security Situation Update

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Information Reports,Middle East,Yemen, With Comments Off on Yemen: A Security Situation Update

Written by Braden Fuller Hudayda Anti-Houthi forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition battled Houthi fighters in Hudayda city, taking control of several areas including the University, the Yaman dairy factory, and the 7 June city. Fatalities are high, with some sources reporting upwards of 600 combat fatalities since the beginning…

Latin America in the News, November 17th

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Latin America in the News, November 17th

By Brecken Denler Argentina An Argentine submarine lost almost exactly a year ago was found some 800 meters below sea level.  The vessel, which carried 44 submariners, was returning to port after a supposed electrical failure.  A 1980’s model, German-built, diesel submarine the ARA San Juan was assumed to have…

Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Featured Report,United States, With Comments Off on Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Over the course of the last decade, China has taken an aggressive approach towards constructing an economic relationship with Africa. A major aspect of this relationship has been Chinese infrastructure investments in the continent, which provides African nations with low-conditionality access to capital. Although China’s economic…

Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

Written by Marren Haneberg Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands briefly at the centennial World War I commemoration in Paris on November 12, 2018. They had a short discussion about Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea (“Putin says had…”). Though the leaders planned a…