VRIC Monitor: July & August 2019

VRIC Monitor: July & August 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the Bolivari

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As China’s Military Power Grows, Potential Conflicts Arise

As China’s Military Power Grows, Potential Conflicts Arise

It was once argued that China had opted to emphasize economic growth rather than military capacity. The goals of China’s military modernization were (a) to respond to a declaration of independence by Taiwan, and (b) t

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Sobre el SUTEP y el Minedu

Sobre el SUTEP y el Minedu

Sobre la escalada de los conflictos en educación La sorpresa que parece haber causado en el Gobierno la reciente escalada de conflictos sindicales se vio agravada por una respuesta inorgánica e incoherente por parte d

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Situation Report: ISIS Threat in Rio 2016 and ABIN Threat Assessment

Situation Report: ISIS Threat in Rio 2016 and ABIN Threat Assessment

August 2016 -- The 2016 Rio Olympic Games start on August 5th. Brazilian and international authorities are working overtime to prepare and take the necessary countermeasures against a potential terrorist attack. As

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Aprendiz de Brujo

Aprendiz de Brujo

Errores que suele cometer un funcionario No hay expresión más clara de desconocimiento del quehacer político que llamar “ruido” a las consecuencias previsibles del no hacer o hacer mal. Quien ejerce función púb

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Trudeau’s lost all control of our border crisis

Trudeau’s lost all control of our border crisis

This crisis of illegal immigration along the Canada – U.S. border has reached a new pinnacle. According to Customs and Immigration Union President Jean-Pierre Fortin, who represents Canada’s border guards, as many a

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Sobre el chavismo

Sobre el chavismo

La dictadura no va a caer con protestas pacíficas Hay circunstancias en las que la política y la economía debieran aprender de la medicina. Para resolver definitivamente un problema y evitar que se prolongue en el ti

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Opinion: Watch out Rio 2016, Islamic terror networks are not new in Brazil

Opinion: Watch out Rio 2016, Islamic terror networks are not new in Brazil

On the eve of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Brazilian and international authorities are working overtime on necessary countermeasures against a potential terrorist attack. Over the last month, more than a dozen Islamic ex

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