Daily Archives: January 21, 2018

Armed Insurrection Begins: Venezuela

Armed civilians seek to counter Maduro’s regime, a dictatorship backed by Iran and Russia skirt by as civilian life in Latin America’s richest state is sundered by political brutality.  How does this end? If a government begins to pauperize its … Continue reading

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Turkey Wages War Against US Led Kurdish Proxies in Syria

Russia and Iran hold nominal sovereignty over Syria.  To complicate matters, Kurdish forces and indigenous Syrians trained and led by American forces have created border security guards to alleviate Turkish incursions into northwest Syria.  But on Friday, January 19, Turkish … Continue reading

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Tunisia’s 7 Year Itch

Tunisia may be home to the Arab Spring, but the contortions of its political economy mean that most Tunisian’s are giving up on democracy.  If it to remain a deferred model for Muslim governance throughout the Arab world, then Tunisian’s … Continue reading

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