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Countering Russia in Ukraine

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Countering Russia in Ukraine

Written by Marren Haneberg The United States has implemented two major policies to aid Ukraine’s defense against Russian invasion: sanctions and military support. In September 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order to “ensure the full implementation” of U.S. sanctions against Russia (“Trump strengthens sanctions…”). Since 2014, the United…

Latin America in the News October 22

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Latin America in the News October 22

By Brennan Albrecht This week’s news in Central America: Migrant Caravan: Guatemala. “Hundreds of migrants in U.S.-bound caravan cross Mexico-Guatemala border”. CBS News, Oct 20, 2018. A caravan of more than 3,000 Central American migrants bound for the US crossed from Guatemala into Mexico this morning. Although some crossed legally…

The History of American Counter Narcotics Operations in Latin America

On October 20, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America,United States, With Comments Off on The History of American Counter Narcotics Operations in Latin America

Written by Brecken Denler In 1971, the thralls of the Vietnam war, President Nixon declared a new type of war: “The War on Drugs.”  Ever since, the United States has fought to reduce both supply of and demand for illegal drugs.[i]  Despite recent initiatives decriminalizing marijuana in many states and…

Qatar Quagmire

On October 20, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Middle East, With Comments Off on Qatar Quagmire

Written by Steven Tibbitts Power grabs, political strife, proxy wars, and pride have all contributed to the most recent crisis to hit the historically unstable Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (Adams 2018; Stratfor 2017; Hassan 2018). This time it features the so-called “Quartet” of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…

Corruption in Ukraine

On October 15, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Corruption in Ukraine

Written by Marren Haneberg Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko named former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa in May 2015. In addition to governorship, Poroshenko bestowed honorary Ukrainian citizenship on Saakashvili, who lost his Georgian citizenship after being driven out of the country in a political conflict (“Ukraine names ex-Georgian…”)….