Day: January 22, 2017

Tillerson’s Comments On South China Sea Needlessly Antagonistic

Rex Tillerson’s comments before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are causing an unnecessary escalation of tensions between the US and China. President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State has declared that island building must cease, and China should be barred from accessing the islands it currently controls in the

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Foreign Troops Enter The Gambia In Attempt To Remove Yahya Jammeh From Power

On January 21 2016, approximately 5,000 foreign troops, supplied by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), entered The Gambia with orders to remove President Yahya Jammeh from office after the December 1st, election.  The election was unexpectedly won by property developer Adama Barrow with 45.5% of the vote while incumbent

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A Deadly Milestone For Yemen

Nearly two years of war have inflicted an atrocious cost on the people of Yemen. Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, recently told reporters that, at a minimum, 10,000 people have died as a result of the conflict – over twice the number of the United Nations

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