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The Dragon and the Condor: Beyond China’s Economic Influence in the Americas

The Dragon and the Condor: Beyond China’s Economic Influence in the Americas

Mainstream analysis of China’s presence in Latin America almost exclusively concentrates on economics rather than politics, and often disregards military or security issues entirely.

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Turning the Tables: How Brazil Defeated an ISIS Threat

Turning the Tables: How Brazil Defeated an ISIS Threat

For several decades, Brazil has been criticized for serving as a haven for Islamist extremists in South America.

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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

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.

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Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

An isolated country on the Caribbean coast of South America, Suriname, has long been identified as an ideal “transit zone” for narco-traffickers and other nefarious actors.

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Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, is a source of expansion and aggression in Crimea, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Syria, and in cyberspace.

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From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

Canada’s policy to admit 25,000 Syrian refugees has been the cause of both fanfare and contention.

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