Author: Trevor Richardson

The Decline Of The Pax Americana

On January 6th, far-right protestors stormed the U.S. capitol building, defaced property, and in the process beat a law enforcement officer to death with a fire extinguisher. Reactions domestically were that of shock, horror, and disbelief. Indeed, the scenes of violent mobs surging through government buildings are generally one that

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Putin Ultimately Backs Lukashenko As Protestors Battle Police

Since protests erupted in Belarus over an election widely-regarded as fraudulent, many have been wondering if Moscow would come to Lukashenko’s aid. Such questions were answered recently in an interview with Russian state television on August 27th, in which Putin let it be known that he had created a “law

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U.S. Pulls Troops Out Of Germany In Unprecedented Move

The United States recently announced that it would be pulling 12,000 military personnel out of Germany. This would be a nearly 25% reduction in the number of troops stationed within the country, which has been a host to a Western military presence since the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.

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India’s Neighbourly Rows

Twenty Indian Army soldiers were killed recently in clashes with the Chinese Military. The confrontation took place in the Ladakh region, a mountainous area that straddles the border between India and Tibet. The skirmish reportedly broke out because of construction along the contested border. The Chinese side also suffered an

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Al-Bashir May Finally Face Justice For Crimes Against Humanity

The Government of Sudan recently announced that it was willing to hand over former President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Should this happen, Bashir will most likely be put on trial, with a high likelihood of conviction. The ICC accused Bashir of committing crimes against humanity in 2009

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Chechen Political Dissident Found Murdered In France

Imran Aliev, a 44-year old blogger from Chechnya, was recently murdered in his hotel room in Lille, France. He was found with multiple stab wounds in his neck and on-site evidence suggested a physical struggle. Thus far no suspects have been identified, but local authorities suspect that the killing may

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Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Yemen As Civil-War Rages On

Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in Yemen last month by a Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) airstrike. This comes as a serious blow to Al Qaeda operations in the region. Al-Raymi has led the branch since 2015 and is linked to several deadly

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Terror Attack In Kenya Leaves Three Dead

Three Americans were killed recently in a 5 January attack on Camp Simba in Kenya. Responsibility was claimed by the Islamic Fundamentalist group Al-Shabaab, who have intensified their efforts over the past few months. Just a week prior, they conducted a car bombing in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu that

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