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ANALYSIS: RUSSIA LIKELY TO REMAIN STABLE AS PUTIN RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION

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On Wednesday, 6 December, President Vladimir Putin stated that he would run for re-election in the March 2018 presidential elections. President Putin made the announcement in a car factory in Nizhny Novgorod. At this point, it remains unclear whether...
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ANALYSIS: NEW ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT FACES CHALLENGES ON MULTIPLE FRONTS

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An outspoken critic of former President Robert Mugabe was acquitted on Wednesday, 29 November, of trying to subvert the government through mass protests last year, potentially an indicator of the "new unfolding democracy" pledged by the country's int...
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ANALYSIS: THE ISLAMIC STATE TERROR THREAT TO EUROPE'S CHRISTMAS SEASON

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In late November, information surfaced concerning a new propaganda message released by the Islamic State in which the Sunni extremist organisation called upon its supporters and sympathisers to conduct attacks in Europe during the Christmas season. T...
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Riccardo Dugulin discusses ongoing impact of Paris attacks with France 24

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Drum Cussac's Riccardo Dugulin spoke live on France 24 on 13 November to debate the ongoing impact of the November 2015 Paris attacks. Two years on from the coordinated terror attacks that left 130 dead, France 24 invited a panel of experts to discus...
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Riccardo Dugulin talks to France 24 following Manhattan Attack

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On 2 November, Riccardo Dugulin, Senior Analyst, delivered a brief assessment live on France 24 English following the 31 October Islamic State attack in Manhattan. The interview focused on current US counter-terrorist procedures, means to mitigate th...
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