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Image Russia is attempting to build its own 'independent Internet'
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Russia is attempting to build its own ‘independent Internet’

Russia may have its own independent internet infrastructure by August 1, 2018. That’s according to members of the Russian Security Council who reportedly discussed the creation of an alternative to the globally used Domain Name System or DNS. While Russian officials cite national security concerns… Keep Reading

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China links itself to Zimbabwe’s new regime with a $153 million loan

In a show of confidence in Zimbabwe’s new leadership, China has given the country a $153 million loan agreement. The loan will be directed towards expanding and upgrading the international airport in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. For the new president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, this is… Keep Reading

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Macron lays out policies on Françafrique

Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron participated in an informal ritual of French presidents: The Big Africa Speech.   At the beginning of a French president’s reign, a pilgrimage is typically made to Africa to lay out the president’s policy on Françafrique—the formal and informal… Keep Reading

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100,000 Kurds Flee Kirkuk

Iraqi armed forces have seized the city of Kirkuk, and reportedly 100,000 Kurds are now fleeing the region out of fear of persecution. This all follows an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan in September, which overwhelmingly favored secession from Iraq. On Friday, Iraqi forces and Kurdish… Keep Reading

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Kenya bans street protests over election confrontation

Kenya outlawed opposition protests in its three largest cities on Thursday, just two days after presidential challenger Raila Odinga decided to withdraw from the country’s upcoming election. That presidential election was scheduled to take place on Oct. 26. The opposition has vowed to ignore the… Keep Reading

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Jared Kushner’s Middle East tour hits Egypt, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel [LC] President Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in an effort to try to restart stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Kushner’s visit, part of a trip to countries across the Middle East, was… Keep Reading

Image headline Wag the Dog: Has Reuters been had? An Iran story questioned
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Wag the Dog: Has Reuters been had? An Iran story questioned

A recent Reuters news piece, relying primarily on unnamed sources, has reported that Iran is currently violating both a United Nations embargo and the territorial waters of Kuwait by aiding in the illicit trafficking of arms and by sending military assistance to al Houthi forces in war… Keep Reading

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Libya’s power struggle drives a nation into turmoil

After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has descended into chaos as players vie for control amid a devastated country and a critical mass of refugees. On June 19th, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Refugee Agency reported that at least 126… Keep Reading

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