Thursday, 11 February 2016

Could ISIS be forming a New Cell in Central Africa?

By  Scott A. Morgan

    Within the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of stories that have raised the interest of CT Analysts regarding the situation in Central Africa.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Iran: Sanctions Off (Carrot), DEA's Project Cassandra (Stick)

Relevant sanctions on Iran have been lifted and immediately Europe runs to make business with the Ayatollahs. Sanctions are a diplomatic coercive measure intended to encourage a country to act accordingly to the established rules, but today the Iranian case shows us (as the North Korean does) that even though sanctions may cause a pinch in nations' economies, they don't necessarily encourage countries to behave any longer. Hodie Pacta Non Sunt Servanta. 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Whom do the Left Bloc's Women Really Work For?

By Lenny Hannah

The hypocrisy of the fool...

I studied at Cidade Universitária High School, in Lisbon (Portugal), and back then I had a classmate called Eduarda who told me that she was dating Francisco Louçã. At the time, I told her that if her boyfriend would found a cultural association I'd be more than glad to join in, but I'd refuse to join a political party founded by him. As expected, she disinvited me from a social gathering taking place at Gelateria Pindô, one that her boyfriend would attend. I wonder whatever happened to her, cause I don't see her in BE (Bloco de Esquerda/Left Bloc)? doesn't matter cause even he grew tired of his own party and handed it over to other women.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Iowa Caucuses, the American Election Cycle, and Why Electoral Reform is Necessary

By Caleb R. Newton

    United States Senator Bernie Sanders won the Feb. 1, 2016, Iowa caucus in the race for the November 2016 United States Presidential Election, but he didn’t actually win in the popular vote tally, or at least, so says the incomplete and questionable results as of the morning after the event. He only won in the sense of adding a significant amount of steam to his already fiery campaign. His opponent, Hillary Clinton appeared to be ahead by a 0.2-0.3% margin in the popular vote; the race was, in fact, declared a tie. Surprisingly, in the Republican Party, the frontrunner Donald Trump actually came in second place.