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The Dangers of Ignoring Strategic Intelligence

[This article was originally published on Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog on September 20th, 2016.  It is reprinted here in its entirety with permission of the author. Images and video have been added by… Keep Reading

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Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: Wanted, dead or alive

Russia claims to have killed the Islamic State founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But what does that mean? Does it even matter? The Islamic State continues to lose terrain by the hour, finding itself besieged on… Keep Reading

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Germany and the EU’s continuing war against Greece

The Greek economic crisis is continuing to have dramatically negative effects on Greece’s economy and its long-term prospects, as well as the delicate domestic political balance achieved under the Syriza Government. By the fourth of May 2017… Keep Reading

A Memorial Day’s Solace

Lima Charlie News celebrates Memorial Day as a day of remembrance, a true dedication to our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and all those who have given their lives for our… Keep Reading

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A Trump Israel Wrap Up

JD Thompson reports from Tel Aviv on President Trump’s trip to Israel and his final day. US President Donald Trump’s final day in Israel was mostly successful, following his arrival Monday from Saudi Arabia. Overall, Mr. Trump… Keep Reading

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Iran’s election – what does it mean?

Being political is an integral part of being Iranian. Our lives are defined by politics. – Shirin Neshat (Iranian artist) On May 19th the Iranian people go to the polls to decide whether the country… Keep Reading

Turks and Kurds, an endless cycle

Syria’s Civil War has raged for six years, causing a vastly different regional political, ethnic, and security landscape to emerge. In recent years, as a result of the intense war against the Islamic State, the… Keep Reading

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