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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.

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.

Backgrounder: The Battle of Tripoli (2019)

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Tired of a fractured and divided Libya, some foreign backers are throwing their support against the one candidate who they believe can unite the country. Yet General Haftar might have overplayed his hand in the LNA’s ongoing assault on Tripoli.

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?

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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.

Sudan-South Sudan Relations and the Fall of Al-Bashir

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The fall of al-Bashir will resonate not just in Sudan, but South Sudan as well.

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Zac and Nick discuss economic and political considerations stemming from the long-term decline of the Indus Basin, focusing on Pakistan's water woes in particular. Recorded on May 5, 2019.

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