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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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ANALYSIS: LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING CONTINUES DISTURBING TREND

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The search for a motive behind the Las Vegas shooting massacre continued on Tuesday, 3 October, with investigators focusing on a financial transaction wired by the gunman to the Philippines in the days before the attack.   The gunman, Stephen Paddock...
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ANALYSIS: HURRICANE MARIA FEDERAL RESPONSE HEAVILY CRITICISED

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President Donald Trump will land in Puerto Rico on Tuesday 3 October to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria some two weeks after the storm's landfall. Trump has received significant criticism for the slower federal response in Puerto Rico as...
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