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South Sudan: Juba residents jubilant over new peace deal - Al Jazeera

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Thousands of residents of South Sudan's capital Juba have been celebrating a peace deal struck between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, which rekindles hope that the guns will stop firing. The second power-sharing agreement deal was signed on Sunday in Khartoum...

How will Imran Khan govern? - Economist

Friday, August 3, 2018

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A weekafter a general election rocked by suspicions of fraud, the dust is beginning to settle. It looks all but certain that Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, will be sworn in as the country’s next prime minister. His party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will dominate...

Why some experts are cautiously optimistic about peace talks with the Taliban - Vox

Friday, August 3, 2018

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The United States has restarted conversations with the Taliban, the hardline Islamist group that America and NATO set out to dislodge more than 16 years ago. It’s part of the Trump administration’s effort to end America’s longest war, which has killed around 2,400 Americans and...

Will Riyadh-Tehran rivalry kill Iraqi Kurdistan's investment drive? - Al-Monitor

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Iraqi Kurdistan, facing an acute financial crisis, has a newfound opportunity to attract desperately needed foreign investment from Saudi Arabia, but regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh could hamper its efforts. A large Saudi trade delegation led by Sami Bin Abdullah al-Obeidi...

South Sudan’s peace process is broken - The Hill

Thursday, August 2, 2018

By: Aly Verjee

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As the world’s newest nation collapses, the internationally-backed peace process risks making a bad situation worse. In its short, sad history as an independent country, South Sudan has known more years of war than peace. In the fight for independence, millions of lives were lost...

Can Yemen be Pulled Back from the Brink? - ReliefWeb

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

By: Sarhang Hamasaeed

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As the world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ festers, the local dynamics of the conflict remain overshadowed. Yemen’s ongoing conflict began in 2014 when Houthi rebels stormed the country’s capital, Sana’a, which led Saudi Arabia to form a coalition in an attempt restore...

Fragility 2.0: Ideas to action - Brookings

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

By: Nancy Lindborg

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State fragility remains a pressing global challenge as civil wars, threats of famine, and extreme poverty continue to cluster in unstable places where the social contract has broken down. Fragile states are seedbeds for extremist groups that often combine with transnational criminal...

US warns IMF against bailout for Pakistan - Dawn

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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United States' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US would closely be watching whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bails out Pakistan — a key player in China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and right now in need of a bailout. "Make no mistake, we will be...