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Sweden’s Importance to NATO’s Defense of the Baltics


September 28, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

Sweden is not a member of NATO. But Sweden is very important to the defense of NATO’s Baltic member countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. That importance mainly stems ...

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David and Goliath in Zimbabwe: How a Pastor Has Challenged Robert Mugabe


September 26, 2017 · Ann Toews

While Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was deriding President Trump as a "Giant, Gold Goliath" at the UN General Assembly last week, the 93 year-old dictator's own suspected "David" was ...

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What a 1991 CIA Assessment on North Korea Tells Us about the Current Crisis


September 26, 2017 · Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

The current situation is no ordinary escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Those happen with regular frequency, but tend to fizzle out after a few days or weeks. ...

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Our Brave New Nuclear World


September 18, 2017 · Arthur Waldron

So now we have a North Korea armed with long-range missiles and thermonuclear weapons. Make no mistake. This is the new normal. Pyongyang will never give them up, and ...

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Selling Out the Rohingyas


September 12, 2017 · Sumit Ganguly

In the past several weeks, much attention has been devoted to the abject plight of the minority, predominantly Muslim, Rohingya community in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) Rakhine state. They have long ...

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