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Conflicts and Crisis

The Saudis and Iranians have never actually declared war on each other. Instead, they fight indirectly by supporting opposing sides in other countries and inciting conflicts. This is known as proxy warfare. © Vox
Due to the growing obsolescence of North Korea’s conventional military capabilities, North Korea has pivoted towards a national security strategy based on asymmetric capabilities and weapons of mass destruction. As such, it has invested heavily in the development of...
During a May 10 meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, Trump began describing details about an Islamic State terror threat, according to current and former U.S. officials. © Washington Post Two former officials...
Hundreds were arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia. CNN's Fred Pleitgen sat down and spoke with some the demonstrators.
erman officials have opened an investigation into suspicions the Turkish intelligence service has been spying on hundreds of its nationals in Germany. According to German media, Turkey's MIT agency handed its German counterparts a list and surveillance photos of anti-Erdogan...
"Das ist kein Dialog. Das ist eine hässliche Geopolitik, die Demokratie und Menschenrechte opfert. Diese Politik muss beendet werden! Wir brauchen eine radikale Wende in der Türkeipolitik!" © Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Bundestag
"Wir stehen zum Rederecht, wir stehen dazu, dass wir ein Land sind, das offene Debatten auch aushält, aber wir lassen uns nicht auf der Nase herumtanzen", Peter Altmaier (Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes, CDU) im Gespräch mit Korrespondent Gerd-Joachim von Fallois...
"Wer dieses Land öffentlich verdächtigt, Nazi-Methoden anzuwenden, (...) disqualifiziert sich selbst", sagt Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert vor der Regierungserklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Deutsch-Türkische Beziehung: Rede von Norbert Lammert am 09.03.2017 © phoenix
North Korea appeared to lash out at Beijing Thursday in a state media commentary, despite the fact that it has long relied on China for economic and diplomatic support. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains.   © Wall Street Journal
How much tougher is Trump than Obama when it comes to Iran? Matthew Symonds, our defence and diplomatic editor, explains.   © The Economist
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says in an interview with Reuters that more needs to be done if it is to agree on bailout loans for Greece. © Reuters
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to North Korea having test-fired a ballistic missile. It is the first missile test conducted by North Korea since US President Donald Trump took office. © CNN
CNN's Ana Cabrera speaks to Columnist for The Daily Beast Gordon Chang about his thoughts on North Korea's ballistic missile testing. © CNN
Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict, written by Emmy Simmons. Hear a presentation and join a dialogue with experts on why renewed and expanded international collaboration to anticipate and prepare for food insecurity is essential. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria are examples...
Six years ago the biggest revolution of the Arab Spring sent shockwaves across the Arab world. The Egyptian revolution was a demand by its people for “bread, freedom and social justice”—but the country has a long way to go...
Stratfor discusses the difficulty Greece faces in defending its core territory and in accumulating capital due to its geography.  
Stratfor examines China's geography as the historical driver of its expanding and contracting national boundaries emanating from the Han core.  
Stratfor explains India’s primary geographic challenge as maintaining internal cohesion while strengthening ties to the outside world.  
Stratfor explains Israel's primary geographic challenge rooted in its dearth of natural resources and lack of strategic depth.  
Stratfor explains how Pakistan's borders, which do not correspond to natural geographic boundaries, shape the country.