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Hypotheses on the Terrorist Bombing in a Bogota Shopping Mall


June 20, 2017 · Steven Salisbury

On June 17, the eve of Father’s Day, an explosive device ripped through a women’s bathroom in Bogota’s upscale Centro Andino shopping mall, reportedly killing three women and wounding ...

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What Otto Warmbier’s Death Says about the North Korean System


The tragic passing of Otto Warmbier on Monday, June 19, says a lot about the North Korean system. His case is highly unusual because North Korea tends not to ...

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Russia’s Existential Threat to NATO in the Baltics


June 15, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

NATO seems more united today than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War. An aggressive Russia, unbowed by Western economic sanctions after its ...

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Taiwan Loses Another Ally


June 13, 2017 · Thomas J. Shattuck

In another blow to Taiwan’s ever-shrinking list of diplomatic allies comes the news that Panama has severed ties with Taiwan in favor of establishing a relationship with the People’s ...

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NATO’s Baltic Defense Challenge


June 7, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

As NATO expanded eastwards after the Cold War, the geography that the Alliance needed to defend changed significantly (See map). Rather than a relatively narrow front in Central Europe ...

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