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[Silver lining for China in Zimbabwe’s violent elections][Lima Charlie News]
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Zimbabwe’s violent elections present a silver lining for China

With Zimbabwe’s army mobilized to enforce a state of emergency amid an election dominated by false news and intimidation, it’s clear the troubled African country hasn’t broken a cycle of flawed elections. Yet, as the dust settles there may be one winner: China. Over the course… Keep Reading

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

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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

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Trump: ‘Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people’

Following consistent attacks on CNN and various news media outlets, President Donald Trump today called “much of our news media” the “enemy of the people.” United States President Donald J. Trump, prior to his visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki tomorrow, engaged in… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
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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]
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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 Trump tariffs miss the mark on why some U.S. industries are failing [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP]
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Trump tariffs miss the mark on why some U.S. industries are failing

The Trump administration’s heavy tariffs on iron and steel will have very little impact on China, while punishing the industries of longtime U.S. allies. The problems of a failing U.S. steel industry will not be solved by tariffs alone. In March, the Trump administration announced… Keep Reading

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

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