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Sinai Plane Crash: Bomb-Plot Suspicion Becomes Top Theory

International experts are currently investigating the potential causes of the Russian passenger plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, as the uncertainty of conditions surrounding the loss of all 224 passengers on board of the flight continue to fuel widespread suspicions and presumed conclusions throughout international news sources. The Sinai tragedy received tremendous attention from the…

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Eurosceptic Party Wins Poland’s Election

Just a little over a week ago, the Polish electorate chose a new national parliament. The conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) secured both the presidency and the majority of seats, with voting results marking the first time in Poland’s post-communist history that no left-wing parties were elected to the parliament. Due to German-Polish disagreement…

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The End of Merkel’s Irony?

Recent polls indicate that Angela Merkel’s popularity dropped over her handling of the refugee crisis. Although the Chancellor of Germany was widely praised for her compassion in the ongoing human catastrophe, it soon became apparent that her country began to struggle with the increasing number of arrivals. So we are led to question: are we,…

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Lukashenko’s 5th Landslide Victory in a Row

The Republic of Belarus recently held its fifth presidential election in 21 years. Authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko – famously dubbed the last dictator in Europe – retained power with a landslide 83,5% of the vote. The EU followed with a lifting of sanctions against Lukoshenko’s regime, despite claims from various observers that the ballot was flawed. European…

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Russia Strikes in Syria

After the clashing of glasses and discourses at the UNGA, media headlines were again dominated by diverging narratives on military intervention in Syria. More particular discrepancies like separation of terrorist groups from opposition forces became most apparent in the documented patterns of airstrikes in Syria. American sources such as the Wall Street Journal claimed that efforts by the U.S. and allies to fight the…

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Showdown at UN: Obama Meets Putin

In the weeks leading to the UN General Assembly, the Kremlin orchestrated a takeover of an unfolding narrative on civil war in Syria. Increasing Russian military presence appeared to only be the start of Putin’s strategy for the region, as more recent statements revealed joint efforts in intelligence gathering by Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq. These and other developments…