Author: Morgan Lessard

Ukraine Soliciting Western Support Following Russian Military Buildup

Earlier this week reports disclosed a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s border, as well as in Crimea, a territory annexed by Moscow in 2014. Approximately 41,000 troops were added on Ukraine’s eastern border, and 42,000 more in Crimea. This buildup raises fear about the possibility of invasion in Ukraine’s Donetsk

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Attack On Natanz Nuclear Facility, Iran

On the morning of April 11th, Iranian nuclear officials declared that the nuclear facilities had encountered an attack that sparked a fire reaching a central centrifuge. The day before the hit, President Rouhani of Iran unveiled brand new centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility which would contribute to further processing

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China’s Belt And Road Initiative: The Risks For Democracy And Implications For International Development

In 2013, China introduced the Belt and Road initiative (BRI); an intercontinental infrastructure project to provide long-term economic prosperity and interconnectedness by linking nations’ economies from East Asia, Africa, Eurasia and Europe. The states that are part of this international economic arrangement account for the majority of the world population

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Escalation Of Violence In Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province: The Socio-Economic Implications Of The Latest Islamist Terrorist Insurgency

Latest reports have displayed an escalation of conflict and violence in the north-eastern province of Cabo Delgado, one of the poorest provinces of Mozambique. The Islamist militant group in question know as Al-Shabab (unrelated to the Somalian Islamist group to the north) attracted attention in recent weeks due to reports

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Houthis Advance On Marib

In early March, fighting in Yemen’s civil war resumed when the Houthi rebel group advanced on the city of Marib. The acquisition is geostrategically important for the Houthis; Marib was one of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s last strongholds in the region, and the city could facilitate further Houthi appropriation of

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