Protests and Unrest Sweep Through France

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  Bottom Line Up Front In response to France’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system, protesters took to the streets last week in growing signs of nationwide unrest. The scale and...

Saudi Air Force Officer Murders Three U.S. Navy Sailors in Pensacola

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  Bottom Line Up Front On Friday December 6th, Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani murdered three U.S. Navy sailors and injured 8 others at Naval Air Station Pensacola...

Are White Supremacists Trying to Expand Their Networks into Asia?

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  Bottom Line Up Front Just this week, members of Ukrainian far-right groups were photographed attending protests in Hong Kong against the Chinese government. White supremacy extremists likely...

Protesters Trying to Push Beyond the Status Quo in Iraq

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  Bottom Line Up Front On December 1, the Iraqi Parliament approved the announced resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The courage of the protesters was on display even as the Iraqi...

NATO Celebrates 70th Birthday Amid Growing Uncertainty

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Bottom Line Up Front NATO countries gathered this week to celebrate the alliance’s 70th anniversary amidst growing uncertainty over the institution’s future. In a recent interview, French...

U.S. Buildup Not Cowing Iran

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  Bottom Line Up Front The top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East warned that the growing U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf might not be enough to deter Iran from attacking...

China’s Continued Abuse of Uighurs

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  Bottom Line Up Front The release of a trove of Chinese government documents offers close insight into a vast campaign of incarceration, intimidation, and abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other...

Colombia Facing Growing Wave of Popular Protests

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  Bottom Line Up Front The protests in Colombia are driven by myriad issues—corruption, stagnant wages, grievances related to human rights, and a stalled peace process. The government has...

The National Security Threat of Peddling Russian Disinformation

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  Bottom Line Up Front Senior U.S. officials have inexplicably parroted statements echoing the Kremlin’s talking points that Russia was a victim of a Ukrainian smear campaign. In a display of...

The United Kingdom Brings Home Several Orphans from Syria

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  Bottom Line Up Front The United Kingdom recently announced that it had taken back several children who were living in territory formerly held by the Islamic State. Britain has consistently...