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Is the World on a slow march towards authoritarianism?

Turkey’s citizens recently voted to give President Erdogan expanded powers. He now has wide control over the judiciary, can simply decree law, and run two more times as president. Marine Le Pen, currently the front-runner for the unapologetically authoritarian far right National Front Party, is… Keep Reading

Tillerson in Moscow: U.S.-Russia relations ‘at a low point’

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (LC) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with officials in Moscow today, including Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly two hours, to discuss a host of issues including Syria, Ukraine, and allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Tillerson said that… Keep Reading

OpEd: The Real Cost of War In Syria

Here we go again. After nearly two decades of war, including the occupation of Iraq during the bloody sectarian violence caused by the U.S.’s destabilizing invasion, the U.S. is poised to officially enter another complicated and deadly Middle Eastern conflict for dubious reasons. Lack of… Keep Reading

Syrian missile strike: What do we know?

Here is what we know: The U.S. launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack from nearby destroyers in the east Mediterranean against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. President Trump called on “civilized nations to end… Keep Reading

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Should the U.S. Shift From Saudi Arabia to Iran?

A candid examination of the prospect of moving on from Saudi influence towards a partnership with Iran. Those who oppose a shift away from Saudi Arabia as a primary ally in the Middle East tend to fall into one of two distinct camps: those self-interested in… Keep Reading

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ISIS Offensive – Next Stop: al Raqqa

The US gears up for another offensive on the Islamic State, the liberation of al Raqqa. Obstacles are many, least of which is Turkey’s vehement opposition to the use of Kurdish fighters, a critical force in the coalition. Will the US risk alienating its NATO ally to… Keep Reading

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#GailForce Report: Cyber Security to Cyber Warfare

Part 2 of Capt. Gail Harris’ report about the recent Intelligence & National Security Summit and the challenges facing the Intelligence Community: Cyber Security The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp By Capt. Gail Harris, Lima Charlie News [continued from Part 1].  … Keep Reading

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