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Ebola Cases Spiking in DRC

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Now officially the second-largest in history, the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears to be spiraling out of control.

Battle of Tripoli

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Zac and Nick discuss General Haftar's offensive on Tripoli and what it means for Libya's protracted civil war.

Pushing the Growth Button on Europe’s Slowing Economy

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A European ‘Belt and Road’ might be what the EU needs to lift the continent out of its economic doldrums.

US-Iran Tensions

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Zac and Nick discuss mounting tensions between the United States and Iran - what's causing them, and whether or not they could lead to a new US war in the Middle East. Recorded on May 14, 2019.

US-Iran Tensions: Saudi Sabotage Rattles Oil Markets

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Two instances of sabotage on Saudi oil infrastructure suggest the possibility of Iranian blowback from mounting tensions with the United States.

Gwadar Attack Highlights Risks to Belt and Road’s CPEC

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An attack on a luxury hotel by Baloch separatists has brought the risks imperiling the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into sharp relief.

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions about Huawei

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Ask the wrong questions, get the wrong answers.

Will Trump’s Tough Stance on Iran Backfire?

President Donald J. Trump speaks to members of the public and media Oct. 11, 2017, in an aircraft hangar at the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown, Pennsylvania. The president discussed his plans for tax reform at the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released)

Tensions are spiking between the Trump administration and the Iranian government, with the chances of a military miscalculation or limited exchange of fire increasing with each passing day.

Global Forecast: Brexit Round-Up

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Recounting some of the latest economic and political developments in the United Kingdom’s ongoing Brexit process.

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Pakistan’s water issues will go from bad to worse after glaciers in the Indus Basin pass the peak water mark later this century.

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