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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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Huawei arrests: The disconnect between China and the West

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has become the epicenter of heightened Western scrutiny over the company’s suspected connection to Chinese espionage,…

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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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The Little Blue Men of the South China Sea

In recent years, China has become much more aggressive in its claims in the South China Sea. The Chinese government…

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Geopolitical Implications of Moving Israel’s American Embassy to Jerusalem

In international affairs, simply the location of a building and some employees can be a point of controversy. This reality…

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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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Conflict Over the Kurds: The United States and Turkey

U.S. policymakers across the political spectrum have recognized that to effectively combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS),…