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Kurdistan Independence
14| March| 2018

Following the “yes” victory in the 25th of September referendum over the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan, tensions have risen between Bagdad and Erbil. On the 16th of October, the Iraqi federal government launched a military operation to restore its sovereignty in the region, by taking back Kirkuk and the oil fields that once had been under the control of the Islamic State.  


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Donald Trump's foreign policy
18 | Janeiro | 2018

Since early in the campaign, Donald Trump made several statements on changing the United States foreign policy. Albeit his suspension of the internationalist tradition and the disdain for traditional alliances, his foreign policy has been far less radical than expected.

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Terrorism in Europe
3 | Outubro | 2017

The DAESH terrorist attacks in several European countries brought back the debate about European security strategies as well as the efficiency of the struggle against terrorism.


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Mosul Reconquered
24| October | 2017

The Iraqi Prime-Minister announced the liberation of Mosul, with only small pockets remaining under Islamic State control in Iraq. This victory, of great symbolic value after three years of occupation, does not assuage the huge challenges faced by the region and the country.


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