CHINA. Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the US Response – Taking Off the Gloves.

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The work examines the PRC’s expanding, increasingly self-confident engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, as manifested in the recent China-CELAC summit in Santiago Chile. China ready for battle for Latin America’s “hearts and minds”. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took aim last week at a resurgent… Read More

UKRAINE. In Search of “Traitors”: Targets of Russian Special Services in Crimea and on Mainland Ukraine

by Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. On Monday of last week, the Security Service of Ukraine officially announced that they thwarted an attempted kidnapping of a Russian citizen who has lived in Ukraine since 2014 when he moved there “in disagreement with the Kremlin’s aggressive policy.” The agency’s website reported that Russian special services… Read More

UNITED KINGDOM. Be careful what you say to a child before leaving them with anyone

by Chrissy (Jackson) Sykes – Creator at My Body Is My Body Programme, Child Abuse Prevention, Member ISPCAN, GGA (United Kingdom) We all want our children to be well behaved when we leave them with babysitters, family and friends so…you may tell them     You listen to the babysitter (friend or family member) You do everything they… Read More

RUSSIA. “They watched my son die.” Russian sailor died of malaria

by Nadezhda Kuzmina – journalist. Correspondent Argumenty i Fakty (Russian – AiF was listed in the Guinness Book of Records with the largest circulation of any weekly publication – print run of 33.5 million) «Смотрели, как умирает мой сын». Российский моряк скончался от малярии Андрей Марышев из Волжского мечтал заработать на первый взнос по ипотеке. Молодой… Read More

LATIN AMERICA. How the 2018 Summit of the Americas can still make a difference

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The article was written before the missile strike in Syria, and doesn’t capture the impact of the action on the summit agenda, I believe that the basic analysis of the conservative trend in the region is consistent with what happened at the summit, and the article’s arguments… Read More

USA. What poet Claude McKay can teach national security whistleblowers

by Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist Protected in Vladimir Putin’s human rights gulag, Edward Snowden is a leaker who promotes himself as a champion of national security whistleblowing.   During the Harlem Renaissance, the poet Claude McKay sought to spread the good word about how those “abused, outraged and … fighting against… Read More

MEXICO. The evolution of security challenges in Mexico

by Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security From February 19-28, I had the opportunity to travel to Mexico City to speak with academics and officials in the Mexican defense sector, regarding the evolution of challenges of transnational organized crime and insecurity in the country, and the work of the Mexican government to combat it. … Read More

ARGENTINA. No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver

Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist En cuanto de Derechos Humanos, “siempre tenés que jugar en línea recta.” – Patt Derian, héroe y profeta de la Administración de Jimmy Carter.   El libro de Gaby Levinas , Doble agente. La biografía inesperada de Horacio Verbitsky , llega en un momento delicado. En las… Read More

USA. Should Special Counsel Mueller see this?

Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist “Mr. Deare had been selected for the role by Michael Flynn, who resigned less than a month after taking office over revelations he had spoken to a Russian diplomat about US sanctions before Mr Trump took office.” https://lnkd.in/dXi4KnB Why important: 1) The DIA person who brought him into… Read More

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Defense and Security Challenges

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security In mid-2017, a delegation of US congressmen traveled to Santo Domingo to meet with senior Dominican officials and to discuss important matters involving security and development challenges in the country.    In fulfillment of Public Law 114-29, approved by the U.S. Congress in December 2016, the U.S. Department of State has been working… Read More

RUSSIA. Against Russia, new sanctions have been imposed. (Против России установлены новые санкции)

Опубликованы новые санкции против России. Теперь США будет составлять список санкций, основываясь на информации ФБР о частных лицах государства. Этот список станет известен через пару недель. Новые санкции против России будут объявлены в течение нескольких следующих недель. Об этом в пятницу, 23 февраля, на брифинге в Белом доме заявил глава Минфина Стивен Мнучин, сообщает Европейская правда.… Read More

LIBYA. Libyans “a Travel Guide and a Technical Handbook”

Le Brize Marc – Since 1994, he supervises humanitarian missions throughout the world. Geopolitical analyst, Human Rights/Advocacy Muammar Al Kadhafi was an Arab, a Muslim, a man of the desert, a member of a very low ranked tribe4, a trained Army Officer5 and a dreamer who wanted Libya, Arabs and the World to follow his… Read More

ECUADOR. Moreno Reviving Ecuador’s Participatory Democracy

Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security In Ecuador, largely unnoticed in the United States, a quiet revitalization of civil society and democratic institutions is taking place.  The nation’s new President Lenin Moreno, once viewed as the “handpicked successor” of anti-U.S. populist leader Rafael Correa, has taken a path so different that his predecessor has… Read More