World to Refugees: Go to Hell

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by John Feffer It’s a famous story, though perhaps not famous enough. The 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner, was recounted in a 1974 book and a 1976 film (both titled Voyage of the Damned) as well… Continue Reading  

Can Sudan Manage Economic Discontent amid Volatile Geopolitics?

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by Magnus Taylor There was guarded hope in Khartoum when the U.S. government removed many of its economic and trade sanctions on Sudan in October 2017. Officials thought Washington would move forward with normalising relations, the next step being to… Continue Reading  

The Militarization of the Red Sea

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by Shehab al-Makahleh and Giorgio Cafiero The Red Sea has historically connected traders from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Today the strategically valuable body of water is vital to Sino-European trade. In recent years, several countries have established… Continue Reading  

Gulf Crisis Expands into the Horn of Africa

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by James M. Dorsey The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading