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How a U.S. citizen is attempting to overthrow the Libyan government

A powerful local militia attempted to challenge the government in Libya early this month. Libya is officially ruled by the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), which is based in Tripoli and headed by Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj. Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military officer, has a long and colorful history in Libyan politics. Haftar served in the military coup that brought Muammar Gaddafi to power in 1969, soon becoming a top military officer in Gaddafi’s regime before the general disavowed Haftar.

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The U.S. exit from the INF: causes and consequences

On December 8, 1987, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The treaty forced the United…

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Europe’s inability to implement foreign policy

The European Union’s ability to smoothly implement a cohesive, coherent foreign policy stance or doctrine is eroding.

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Russia’s role in the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War began in 2011 when pro-democracy protests erupted as part of the Arab Spring movement, a series…

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Macedonia’s name change: Greece in chaos

Macedonia’s parliament voted on Friday to change their name to the Republic of North Macedonia, putting the ball in Greece’s…

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U.S. sanctions on Iran: the international reaction

On November 5, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced its “largest ever single-day action” targeting…

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Macedonia’s failed referendum is a win for Russia

The failed Macedonian name referendum, proposing changing the name of the country from Macedonia to North Macedonia, caught the attention…

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Increasing Use Of Covert Warfare and Assassinations in Ukraine

On October 26th, 2017, Ukrainian MP Ihor Mosiychuk walked out of a TV studio with his bodyguards and into Kiev’s…

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Russia’s Arctic Policy: What Happens Next?

Over the past decade, Russia has invested billions of dollars into restoring Soviet Arctic air and naval bases in hopes…

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The Implications of Hybrid Warfare on European Security

What exactly is “hybrid warfare”? The term has received criticism for being too vague. Michael Kofman and Matthew Rojansky have…

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Why a War in the Baltics is Unlikely

With the geopolitical situation between the Russian Federation and the United States becoming increasingly belligerent, some American and European leaders…

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Unfreezing Ukraine

Once a hot conflict, Ukraine is now frozen in place. Despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement signed in 2014, and again…

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The Power and Politics of “Almost”

On April 14th, 2016, a Russian Su-27 jet crashed into a RC-135 US aircraft. Presidents Obama and Putin – after…

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France and ISIS: The Russian problem

“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone” is my favorite line from the famous French…

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Keeping the Community Together: Migration and Kinship Networks in Tajikistan

By: Anabelle Suitor ’16 In recent years Tajikistan has become one of the largest sources of migrants to the Russian…