The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

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NAFTA, the State Department and USAID

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Cynthia M. Lardner

 

What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power

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The Weapons Wizard

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Ricardo Swire

Mainstream media reports usually expound about superpowers America and Russia’s warfare engagements on various offshore fronts, the USA able to deploy 1,400,000 Active Military Personnel to match Russia’s 766,055 of a similar status soldier.

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The Business of War

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Ricardo Swire

The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

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One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

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Temesghen Debesai

One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

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Angus McDowall and Tom Perry

Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: International Criminal Law

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Cynthia M. Lardner

International criminal tribunals have been created to redress the harm done to millions of victims as a result of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, to provide reparations, and to act as a deterrent. Vested with the authority to proceed when nations are unable to effectively adjudicate matters internally and when efforts at diplomacy have failed are the International Criminal Court (ICC), and ad hoc and hybrid courts. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) can handle civil matters brought by one member nation against another. The establishment of these courts is a milestone in the history of mankind.

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