VRIC Monitor: May 2019

VRIC Monitor: May 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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HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, U.S. Weapons Are Not the Answer

HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, U.S. Weapons Are Not the Answer

For months the protests in Venezuela have been escalating and, last week, The Miami Herald revealed an audio recording suggesting that military snipers could be used against the Venezuelan protesters. The implications

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Checking Iran’s Gambit: A Review of Canada’s Policy Toward the Islamic Republic

Checking Iran’s Gambit: A Review of Canada’s Policy Toward the Islamic Republic

May 2017 • Issue 4 This Dispatch provides an overview of Iran’s activities in Canada, including those of its proxy group Hezbollah, that led to Canada’s firm response in 2012. In detailing the steps taken b

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Inseguridad: ¿por dónde empezar?

Inseguridad: ¿por dónde empezar?

Se debe tomar por las astas al toro carcelario No es maduro escudarse en que los altos niveles de inseguridad se han generado por culpa compartida ni es inteligente seguir cometiendo los mismos errores. Solo los tontos

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Things Fall Apart in Venezuela, With Repercussions Felt in China

Things Fall Apart in Venezuela, With Repercussions Felt in China

As Venezuela sinks into turmoil and destitution, there are signs it may all end with a thunderous bang and not a whimper. Venezuela, China’s largest client in Latin America, could become the continent’s Syria or Nort

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Sobre las últimas movidas políticas

Sobre las últimas movidas políticas

Bombas en Siria y en la política peruana En esta semana, una secuencia ya habitual de torpeza gestual, incontinencia verbal y aparente poca disciplina en el gabinete —por alucinados afanes democristianos, evidentemen

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Joseph Humire: “Perú es más fuerte que el terrorismo de Hezbollah”

Joseph Humire: “Perú es más fuerte que el terrorismo de Hezbollah”

Era el mes de octubre de 2014 cuando tuvo lugar la detención de un ciudadano libanés en territorio peruano. De nombre Mohammed Hamdar y de 30 años de edad, esta detención no es una más de las que se practican a dia

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Homegrown terror questions deserve answer

Homegrown terror questions deserve answer

There are an estimated 20,000 foreigners, including Canadians and Americans, fighting alongside the barbaric cult known as the Islamic State or ISIS. According to a recent Canadian Border Security Agency report, in 2014

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