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Interview: Bret Schafer on Putin’s Internet Propaganda Push

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Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with the Alliance for Securing Democracy's Bret Schafer for an in-depth look into Russia's ongoing disinformation campaign against the West.

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Is Bangladesh Leaving Democracy Behind?

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Old rivalries threaten to pull Bangladeshi democracy further into the abyss in 2018.

Israel and Iran Signal Escalation in Syrian Civil War

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Tensions left to simmer for most of the war are now boiling over as Israel grapples with the possibility of a long-term Iranian presence in southern Syria.

Trump Moves to Overhaul US Nuclear Policy

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The latest US nuclear policy review has put the international arms control regime on notice.

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Assume ISIS’ Mantle in the Philippines’ Troubled South

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An ISIS-linked extremist group is threatening the peace process in the Philippines’ restive Mindanao region.

Turkey: NATO’s Rogue Member State

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Is it time to consider kicking Turkey out of NATO?

Maldives: A Domestic Crisis with Geopolitical Consequences?

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A political crisis in Maldives is presenting possible inroads for China’s ‘string of pearls’ strategy in the Indian Ocean.

Fact Sheet: The New Eurasian Land Bridge

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An overview of the New Eurasian Land Bridge, an economic conduit envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

CDU-SPD Coalition Deal Reached in Germany

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After heaping concessions onto the final deal with the SPD, Angela Merkel might just get her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

Global Forecast (02-06-2018)

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Pressure mounts on South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, China nears completion of its militarization of Mischief Reef, and a CPEC worker is assassinated in Karachi.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

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President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

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