Author: Tom Houston

American-Iranian Relations Remain Stressed as Violence Continues

Early in March 2021 the United States utilized two F-15 fighters to drop a total of seven precision bombs on a logistics center located just over the Syria-Iraq border that was believed to have been a checkpoint whereby weapons and Iranian-sponsored militia members are transported. The strike resulted in the death

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Tension Continues To Mount As Zimbabwean Economy Falters

Protests in Zimbabwe are steadily becoming more irritated as the coronavirus pandemic inflames the country’s pre-existing issues. Since gaining its independence from the United Kingdom in 1980, Zimbabwe has been characterized by a weak economy, poor leadership, human rights violations, and general corruption. The British took interest in this African

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Food Insecurity Spikes In Syria As COVID-19 Spreads

Since 2011 over 400,000 Syrians have been killed and millions more have fled the country as a result of the Syrian civil war. Syria is now facing COVID-19 just as the rest of the world is, however, the civil war has amplified the effects of COVID to create a crisis

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More Than Fifty Dead At Sino-Indian Border, What’s Next?

For the past several weeks hundreds of Indian and Chinese military personnel were steadfast on opposite sides of an arbitrary line in the middle of the Himalayan mountains. This arbitrary line has been the point of conflict for the better part of fifty years and has defined India’s foreign policy

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Two Mozambican Journalists Released After Corruption Charge Was Dropped

Nestled into Africa’s eastern coast, with Malawi at the northern border and South Africa to the south, you will find Mozambique, the former Portuguese colony that is now home to more than thirty million people. Despite their remote location and under-developed infrastructure Mozambique has been hit by COVID-19 just the

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Erdoğan Detains 149 Citizens With Suspected Links To 2016 Coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been divisive at best since his election in 2014, with waning support from western countries as he has repeatedly pushed the envelope of his powers, resulting in many people viewing him as a dictator. His latest in a slew of anti-democratic extensions of power

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The Philippines Under Duterte: From Democracy To Dictator

The Philippines is fast approaching a potential crisis. Not an economic crisis or an inevitable military conflict, but a crisis that threatens the democracy and personal liberties of the Filipino people. President Rodrigo Duterte has resolutely held the position of denying the popular news network ABS-CBN the ability to renew

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