A World without Colonies: The Fight for Freedom in Western Sahara

A pro-Western Sahara protest in Madrid, cc Flickr Western Sahara, modified,

The international community should not take the ceasefire in Western Sahara for granted.

Tillerson Fired as Trump Veers “America First”

cc Flickr Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, modified,

Trump has installed a kindred spirit at the top of the State Department. The move can be expected to reverberate throughout US foreign policy, notably in the administration’s approach to Iran.

Interview: Bret Schafer on Putin’s Internet Propaganda Push Interview 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.

New Ethnic Clashes Erupt in DR Congo

Ituri, CC Monusco Flickr, modified,

Renewed violence between the Hema and Lendu tribes is drawing disturbing parallels to one of the bloodiest wars in Africa’s history.

China: Friend, Foe, or Something in Between

China's first aircraft carrier - the Liaoning. CC Flickr Simon Yang, modified,

It’s time for US policy planners to deal with the China that exists, and not the imaginary one they have long hoped for.

Global Forecast (03-08-2018)


A slog expected in Italian coalition talks, more details of President Trump’s tariffs come to light, and the Japanese economy didn’t have such a bad fourth quarter after all.

Fifth Times a Charm? Denuclearization Diplomacy Returns to the Korean Peninsula

NKGames, cc Flickr Michael Day, modified,

A spirit of détente has descended on the Korean Peninsula, but will it be any different from past experience?

President Trump Tries on a Trade War

TrumpCPAC, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

In fulfilling one of his central campaign promises, US President Trump has set the stage for a wide-ranging trade war.

US Carrier Strike Group Making Waves in the South China Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 25, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

The historic port visit of the USS Carl Vinson reflects a US-Vietnamese relationship that is quickly evolving.

Ethiopia: A Geopolitical Time Bomb in the Making

cc Jonathan Alpeyrie, modified, wikicommons,

Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.

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