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While officially a democracy, the Russian Federation has been slowly sliding back towards authoritarianism under the guise of patriotism and nationalism. In power for over fifteen years, Putin’s militaristic polices have even led him to invade Ukraine, threatening to push Europe to the brink of a Second Cold War.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a jihadist, Sunni militant group that has captured huge swathes of land across Iraq and Syria. ISIS is currently engaged in a full time conflict on all borders, supported tens of thousands of well-armed, well trained jihadists dedicated to their cause. Understanding ISIS’s origins, tactics, and goals is a requires an in-depth look at the demographic and ethno-religious realities of Iraq and Syria.
Recently, the Republic of Yemen has collapsed in a violent three way civil war between the government, Houthi rebels, and radical jihadists. In a powder keg of decades of internal conflict ignited by regional sectarian rivalries, the Yemeni Civil War is sure to be a destructive, bloody conflict.