The National reports: Around the world, a race to unpack and understand the minds of extremists is well underway. From America to France, extremists seemingly appear out of thin air after quiet radicalisation. The Middle East is, of course, no stranger to extremist movements and as such, it is critical for local perspectives to be included in the global conversation on how to crush extremist movements before they become too powerful.
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French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States for three days in late April showed a somewhat surprising effort by the French head of state to demonstrate a close friendship with U.S. President Donald Trump. In the U.S. media, more attention was paid to the so-called ‘bromance’...
Asia & the Pacific
The future of negotiations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea), South Korea, and the United States over the North’s nuclear program have swung dramatically between warm embraces across an armistice line and renewed threats of nuclear warfare. What is happening, and what is at stake?...
Foreign Policy & International Relations
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