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AFRICAN POWDER KEG: CAMEROONIAN CONFLICT AND AFRICAN SECURITY

President Biya continues to preside over Cameroon, a key ally in the West’s fight with ISIS. However, following these recent elections, Cameroonian unrest continues as Biya and the Anglophones keep fighting. As the conflict between the French and English speakers rages, the U.S. has continued to stand by President Biya despite reports of genocide.

STAGNANT CONGRESS, ACTIVE PRESIDENT: KOREAN TALKS CONTINUE

While Congress argues over the border wall, President Trump and Kim Jong-Un are beginning to forge a stronger bond in order to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Despite the gridlock at home Trump proclaims that “This is more than has ever been accomplished with North Korea!”… Is this a new round of false promises or has the President made real headway with the Korean Regime?

KIEV’S NEW PARTNER: A BETRAYAL OF U.S. INTERESTS

A former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, William C. Triplet, even went so far as to say that “the Ukrainians are getting away with taking the U.S. taxpayers’ money in the one hand while stabbing the U.S. Navy in the back with the other.”…the threat to American security stemming from Ukraine must be responded to; the U.S. ought to pressure an ally who may be betraying its interests.

CHINA DETHRONED: MARKET CAPITALIZATION TUMBLES AS TRADE WAR CONTINUES

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies is entering its second round, and China is taking a beating. Bloomberg writes that China has recently ceded its position as the world’s second largest economy in terms of market capitalization to Japan, whose equities it eclipsed previously in 2014. Chinese equities dropped in value to $6.09 trillion USD slipping well below the Japanese equity market, which is currently valued at $6.17 trillion USD.

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