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image Resistance mounts against China's President Xi Jinping [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP]

Resistance mounts against China’s President Xi Jinping

China’s leadership faces rising domestic opposition in light of a faltering trade war against the US, leading Chinese society to question some long-standing truths. Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is facing increasing domestic resistance and opposition from all corners of society in light of the ongoing… Keep Reading

Image Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Reuters]

Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off

Pakistan’s military has always been willing to intervene in politics, and a political party is challenging its authority. A months long campaign to undermine the Pakistan Muslim League appears to have paid off. Pakistan’s voters may have driven the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N)… Keep Reading

Image The Night Turkey's Democracy Died on a Bridge of Martyrs [Lima Charlie News]

The Night Turkey’s Democracy Died on a Bridge of Martyrs

Two years ago Turkey’s President survived the attempted coup d’etat enabling what is now a country ruled by one man. The demise of Turkey’s democracy would come on a bridge of martyrs. Everyone in Turkey has something to say about that fateful summer evening. Everyone has something… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]

Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy

The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy called for the US to focus on countering China and Russia on the world stage. Yet, while past presidents have deviated from or even ignored the NDS, President Trump appears to be going in the exact opposite strategic direction. In… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | Turkey trades Democracy over promises of greatness [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP]

Opinion | Turkey trades Democracy over promises of greatness

Has Erdogan’s re-election sealed the fate of Turkey’s fragile democracy? On June 24th, Turkey held two simultaneous elections, the parliamentary and general elections. The latter saw the controversial, albeit predictable re-election of the country’s incumbent president of 15-years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Erdogan has now… Keep Reading

Image Singapore Summit leaves North Korea cyber threat off the table [Lima Charlie News]

Singapore Summit leaves North Korea cyber threat off the table

While diplomacy is moving forward with Kim Jong-Un, it doesn’t appear that North Korea’s extensive cyber-warfare capabilities are on the negotiating table. General Kim Yong-Chol, former spy chief of the North Korean intelligence agency, the General Reconnaissance Bureau, played a pivotal role in breaking the diplomatic impasse… Keep Reading

Image Erdogan struggles amid Turkey's currency and debt crisis [Lima Charlie News]

Erdogan struggles amid Turkey’s currency and debt crisis

Turkey’s central bank is ending a prolonged period of high inflation rates and citizens have tried to offload Turkey’s lira for foreign currencies. With presidential elections this month, Turkey will have an opportunity to render a verdict on President Erdogan’s stewardship. The financial crisis in… Keep Reading

Image Giving the Afghan Air Force Blackhawks is a terrible idea [Lima Charlie News]

Giving the Afghan Air Force Blackhawks is a terrible idea

After then President Hamid Karzai declared Afghanistan’s Air Force ‘reborn’ in 2008, NATO poured money and equipment into the country. However, the initiatives have consistently fallen flat, and the US should think twice about a Blackhawk helicopter program it may never finish. In a big move… Keep Reading

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