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Seven Disturbing Implications Of Trump’s Syria Strike

The attack raises a series of questions about the president’s approach to America’s political processes and institutions.

Read Here – Defense One

China Will Get Involved If India Foments Trouble In Balochistan

China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India.

Read Here – The Hindustan Times

Understanding Pakistan’s Baloch Insurgency

Their existence is palpable across locations of every size in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The initials of the several Baloch insurgent groups sprayed on brick walls and mud houses across the country’s southernmost region remind us of an insurgent movement the world still knows little about.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Europe’s Shattered Dream of Order

Until recently, most Europeans believed that their post–Cold War security order held universal appeal and could be a model for the rest of the world…Russia shattered that assumption last year when it invaded Crimea.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

The New Saudi Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia’s incursion into Yemen reflects a new foreign policy that assertively presses Saudi claims in the Middle East and even uses its own armed forces to ensure its interests. After centuries of relying on external empires—first British and then American—to safeguard its territory and protect its regional interests, the House of Saud is beginning to rely on its own resources.

Read Here – cfr.org

The Fear Of The LTTE

Sri Lanka’s new government fears that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island’s separatist war.

Read Here – Yahoo/AFP

Drone Troubles

As drones become more commonplace, what’s to stop terrorists from using them?

Read Here – Bloomberg

From Kashmir To Mecca: A Journey To Modernity And Beyond

The oil boom of the second half of the twentieth century brought modern technology to Saudi Arabia, but the aesthetic refinement of classical Islamic architecture began to disappear. Starting in the mid-seventies, the old houses were replaced with drab towers. Modern Mecca feels as if it were built by a people without history or tradition—a sprawling imitation of modernist architecture.

Read Here – The New Yorker

Common Cause In Africa

Although often seen as rivals in global politics, the US and France are working together to prevent parts of Africa from falling into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Read Here – BBC

Africa’s Emerging Border War

On both sides of the border between Sudan and South Sudan, rebels and minority groups insist that the demarcation is in the wrong place. Mediators have insisted that the new line become a soft border, one that gives freedom of movement, trade, residence, farming, and grazing to all.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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