Africa

The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle Is The New “Syraq”

Terrorist groups in West Africa are dangerously trying to transplant the “Syraq” model of transnational destabilization to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger border triangle in order to turn it into a similarly lawless region like the frontier between those two aforementioned Mideast states used to be during the height of Daesh’s so-called […]

Opposition to 5G is Opposition to Human Progress

The arrival of new and groundbreaking technologies typically elicits feelings of joyous anticipation among the general public but with positive reactions to technological breakthroughs also comes a deeply hostile reaction from a minority of technophobic neo-luddites who are paranoid about furthering the human condition. For some, reacting negatively to objectively […]

The Guide to Belt and Road

For nearly six years, the Belt and Road initiative has been among the most discussed multilateral projects in the world, but in spite of this, there remain some fundamental misunderstandings about just what Belt and Road is. The following questions tend to be the most common when discussing Belt and […]