The Houthi-Saleh alliance of convenience

During 2014, Yemen observers suspected former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of facilitating, if not orchestrating, the Houthi military expansion into the Governorates of Amran and Sanaa.

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How Venezuela’s revolutionary dream descended into chaos

Violence at protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, turned deadly, and the country is in a deep political and economic crisis that shows no sign of abating. And this is much more than a sudden collapse: Venezuela was set on this disastrous course nearly a decade ago.

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How to lose every war in the Middle East

Make no mistake: After 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars.

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How Europe’s coastal cities can cope with rising sea levels

The average global sea level has risen by more than 20cm since 1980 – that’s a rate of 0.5mm per month – according to new research from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BCCC).

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Wanted: a new chapter in U.S.-Sudan relations

The Trump administration could begin a new chapter in U.S.-Sudan relations by offering new opportunities to the people and businesses of both countries and giving the Sudanese people hope for a better future.

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Bush-era foreign policy delusions are alive and well in 2017

Trump’s foreign policy advisers are plainly unhinged. But the old establishment isn’t much better.

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China moves to put North Korea in its place

In response to North Korea’s latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety of the year.

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Defence Systems

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Conflicts & Threats

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The modernity of Clauswewitz’s thought in 21st century understanding of warfare

Does new military technology call into question any part of Clausewitz’s teaching? Are nuclear weapons a special case in that regard? Are cyber weapons?

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Osama bin Laden killed by U.S special forces in Pakistan

Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda, the organisation that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks worldwide, was killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

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Future of aviation: The Airbus Concept Plane

Future-gazing by Airbus create radical blueprints for concept planes and aircraft interiors.

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Life aboard the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest artificial body in orbit.

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U.S. Navy conducts exercises in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea as Washington becomes increasingly worried about China exerting what it believes are its territorial rights on the sea.

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Climate change and disaster risk reduction

by Acclimatise Podcasts

European Union, Britain face Brexit uncertainity

by Primedia Broadcasting

Countering insecurity in South Sudan

by International Crisis Group