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The global and regional developments in security and geopolitics affecting Lebanon and the Region. This blog is curated by the Geopolitics and Security Program at MEPF. Content, comments and insights on this blog do not reflect or represent the official position of MEPF and should not be considered under any circumstances as political and policy advice. All publication and idea rights belong to their respective owners. Republish, comment and distribute at your own discretion.
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Brazil Senate votes to impeach Dilma Rousseff'

Brazil Senate votes to impeach Dilma Rousseff' | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Dilma Rousseff will be suspended from office for 180 days pending decision on whether to have her permanently removed.
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Germany to boost troop numbers for first time since cold war

Germany to boost troop numbers for first time since cold war | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Germany is to raise troop numbers for the first time since the cold war in response to growing international challenges, including Islamist terrorism, instability in Africa, cyber attack threats and Russia’s newfound assertiveness. The reversal of
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Jon Stewart: Democrats Opened Door for Trump

Jon Stewart: Democrats Opened Door for Trump | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Says he’d rather ‘vote for Mr. T.’
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Taliban: we don’t care if Kabul attends peace talks

Taliban: we don’t care if Kabul attends peace talks | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
The group says it has already launched spring attacks against Afghan forces and it is gaining ground in the offensive.
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US election: Trump and Clinton win in Northeast poll

US election: Trump and Clinton win in Northeast poll | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton march towards party nominations after strong showing in presidential primaries.
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Campaign cries foul after New York voters report issues

Campaign cries foul after New York voters report issues | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders' campaign on Tuesday called reports of voting irregularities in New York state "a disgrace" as local officials rushed to condemn the city Board of Elections for stripping more than 125,000 Democratic voters from the rolls.
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How China Upstaged U.S. With a ‘Great Wall of Sand’

How China Upstaged U.S. With a ‘Great Wall of Sand’ | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
On the eve of a verdict on Beijing’s territorial claims, Chinese dredgers have altered the geography in the South China Sea and outmaneuvered the world’s most powerful navy.
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UN urged to step away from peacekeeping rape probe

UN urged to step away from peacekeeping rape probe | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Lobby group says UN has failed to investigate alleged crimes committed by peacekeepers and is unable to be impartial.
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Turkey: US and Israel warn of 'imminent' attack threat

Turkey: US and Israel warn of 'imminent' attack threat | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Countries urge citizens to evacuate immediately citing high-level threats against tourist areas throughout Turkey.
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Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Boats to Send a Message

Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Boats to Send a Message | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Indonesia destroyed 23 foreign fishing boats Tuesday, as worsening relations in the disputed South China Sea drive rival states to take tougher action to defend their maritime sovereignty.
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Is Obama Too Thoughtful for His Own Good?

Is Obama Too Thoughtful for His Own Good? | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Is Obama Too Thoughtful for His Own Good? « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Dozens killed in Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Dozens killed in Nagorno-Karabakh clashes | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
At least 30 soldiers killed as officials from Armenia and Azerbaijan trade blame over fighting in disputed region.
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Japan enacts laws allowing combat missions abroad

Japan enacts laws allowing combat missions abroad | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Critics say military engagement in conflicts for reasons other than self-defence is breach of pacifist constitution.
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Dilma Rousseff takes impeachment fight to Supreme Court

Dilma Rousseff takes impeachment fight to Supreme Court | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Attorney general requests annulment of impeachment proceedings against Brazil's president.
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Bernie Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia primary

Bernie Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia primary | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Sanders deals another blow to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in US state hit by job losses.
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Donald Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee

Donald Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Path clear for controversial billionaire as main rival Ted Cruz bows out of race for presidential nomination.
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South Sudan's Riek Machar sworn in as vice president

South Sudan's Riek Machar sworn in as vice president | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Swearing-in ceremony follows Machar's arrival in Juba after UN deal ended his 28-month conflict with President Kiir.
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US and GCC agree on bid to block Iran arms smuggling

US and GCC agree on bid to block Iran arms smuggling | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Gulf Arab countries and Washington agree to deploy joint patrols to intercept ships smuggling Iranian weapons to Yemen.
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Obama lands in Saudi Arabia for potentially tense visit

Obama lands in Saudi Arabia for potentially tense visit | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
US President to meet King Salman in bid to ease difficulties between the allies and to talk Syria and Yemen.
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U.S. Public Health Officials: Zika Is Much Scarier Than We Originally Thought

U.S. Public Health Officials: Zika Is Much Scarier Than We Originally Thought | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
U.S. Public Health Officials: Zika Is Much Scarier Than We Originally Thought « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Watch: Russian National Guard Practices for a ‘Moscow Maidan’

Watch: Russian National Guard Practices for a ‘Moscow Maidan’ | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Watch: Russian National Guard Practices for a ‘Moscow Maidan’ « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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NASA: Global warming now changing how Earth wobbles

NASA: Global warming now changing how Earth wobbles | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Scientists say massive melting of polar ice has affected the distribution of the planet's weight.
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Russia Blocks U.N. Report Linking Alleged Sudanese War Criminal to Gold Profiteering

Russia Blocks U.N. Report Linking Alleged Sudanese War Criminal to Gold Profiteering | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
Russia Blocks U.N. Report Linking Alleged Sudanese War Criminal to Gold Profiteering « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Obama: ISIL 'madmen' would launch nuclear attacks

Obama: ISIL 'madmen' would launch nuclear attacks | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
US president tells world leaders at nuclear summit that there would be deadly consequences if ISIL got atomic weapons.
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Thousands of U.S. Troops, Tanks Shipping to Eastern Europe

Thousands of U.S. Troops, Tanks Shipping to Eastern Europe | Geopolitics, Security and Political Risk | Scoop.it
SitRep: Thousands of U.S. Troops, Tanks Shipping to Eastern Europe « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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