March 2, 2024
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RED Tabara: A New Geopolitical Risk in Africa Arises in Burundi

by Scott Morgan The situation in the Great Lakes region of Africa is one of the major Geopolitical Risks that will continue into 2024. We saw evidence of that on December 23, 2023 with another attack taking place.   On that date the Burundian Militant Group Red Tabara launched an attack upon the village of […]

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Time limitations, negotiations, and ceasefires do not go along with the objective of eradicating Hamas

by Giovanni Giacalone US President, Joe Biden, recently told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone conversation last week that he would not support a year-long war in Gaza, since presidential elections are near, and asked Netanyahu to speed up the transition to low-intensity fighting against Hamas that would reduce harm to civilians. Israel is […]

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What’s Behind the Mali-Algeria Fallout?

by Scott Morgan One of the best ways to describe events that took place in the Sahel was that the region slouched from crisis to crisis in 2023.   What shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone was the interconnectivity of the events that took place in the region. For the year three events dominated what […]

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Will Ghana Be The Next African Country To Undergo A Coup?

by Scott Morgan The Security Challenges in the Sahel are continuing the trajectory of moving southwards towards the Gulf of Guinea. And it appears that a new flashpoint may be arising as well. Attention has been focused on the Northern part of Ghana. This should not come as no surprise. In December 2022 Ghanaian President […]

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The enemy within and the lack of courage by the West: Why They Don’t Want to Touch the Islamists

by Giovanni Giacalone On Saturday October 21st massive pro-Palestinian demonstrations took place in London with slogans invoking “jihad”, the “Dawlat al-Islam” (the Islamic State)  and other hate chants such as “Lanaat Allah ala al-Kufar” (May Allah curses be on infidels) and “Lannat Allah ala al-Yahood” (May Allah curses be upon the Jews). In a video […]

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The Niger Junta’s Hypocrisy on Military Aid: The Appeal to Guinea

by Scott Morgan When pertaining to sudden and often violent changes in government there is a train of thought that suggests that it’s not important who carried out the event but who paid for it. This scenario appears to be underway in Niger and it became quite clear after the Military Junta sent a delegation […]

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Why the Coup in Niger Should Come As No Surprise

by Scott Morgan The events in Niamey that occurred on July 26th caught some analysts by surprise but if one looks at the situation in the Sahel as a whole one should not have been.   On that date Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum was seized by members of the Presidential Guard led by General Omar […]

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Why the Attacks on Al Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya Are on the Rise

by Scott Morgan The weekend of July 8th was an eventful one in Somalia. The country still remains unstable and Al-Shabaab could once again be taking the initiative not only in the use of social media but also on the battlefield.   The announcement was made by the militants on July 6th, 2023 that six […]

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The Italian stations are in the hands of drug dealers and have become a no man’s land

by Giovanni Giacalone On Tuesday March 7, 2023, a 23-year-old Moroccan citizen identified as Abraham Rasi, illegal on Italian soil, wounded six people (three women and three men) in a series of armed robberies in the Milan Central train station. Two of the wounded were brought to the hospital in serious conditions but their lives […]

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NATO Without Turkey

by Ioannis E. Kotoulas Is Turkey really needed as a NATO member? Does the cost of keeping Turkey as a NATO member begin to exceed the benefits of its inclusion? These questions, difficult as they may be, should be increasingly raised inside the Alliance. The issue is essential, especially as the U.S. on its own […]

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