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Lebanon: the Coming Uncivil War

Part 2 of the “American Foreign Policy Review” series takes a look at our regional allies and foes and a region facing yet another civil war. Continued from Part 1. Welcome to Beirut November 22nd. Mere minutes after the stroke of midnight, a white private plane carrying… 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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Kurdistan accepts Iraqi court ruling denying independence

As forecast by Lima Charlie News in recent coverage of the ongoing situation in Northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement on November 14th saying that it intends to honor an Iraqi federal court’s ruling stating that no individual federal region has… Keep Reading

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Rock the Casbah: a Saudi coup that never was

Part 1 of the “American Foreign Policy Review” series: A look at our regional allies and foes. Part 2 follows. November 5, 2017: Across Riyadh, unmarked black-and-white, up-armored Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Suburban SUVs — carrying armed men from the Saudi Special Forces and Intelligence… Keep Reading

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Spain positions to contain Catalonia’s independence

On Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded the Catalan regional government clarify whether it considers itself independent. After a referendum took place on October 1, 2017—when 90% of Catalans voted to break from the rest of the country—many have anticipated a battle over the… Keep Reading

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The Iran Nuclear Deal: Vital for U.S. National Security

The Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best policy option to ensure Tehran does not acquire the most dangerous weapons. If the current administration moves forward with plans to “decertify” the deal, this will be a… Keep Reading

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Supreme Court to settle precedent on Gerrymandering

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major new case about partisan gerrymandering. The case will likely be determined by the swing vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy. After the Nov. 8 election, a federal court struck down a legislative map in… Keep Reading

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Catalonia vote to split from Spain approaches amid government crackdown

Barcelona, Spain – The European Union will not intervene over Catalan independence, citing respect for the Spanish Constitution. The Spanish government maintains that the referendum for the state’s independence is illegal, and cracked down on Wednesday, arresting 14 senior officials, seizing ballots and raiding homes belonging… Keep Reading

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