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ISS vs Al-Shabaab: Inter-jihadi Conflict in Somalia

... group seeks to establish a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia and controls much of the country's southern and central rural areas. Al-Shabaab operates in Somalia, carrying out terror attacks mostly against government forces and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). Supposedly, Kenya is targeted by the group in revenge for its involvement in the Somali conflict. Richard Barrett What is the current state of Al-Shabaab? How is an inter-jihadi conflict between the group and Islamic State ...


Diplomacy in space

From the Cold War to the International Space Station The construction and operation of the International Space Station has helped pioneer a new era of human exploration and cooperation between these nations. The ISS, as an effective foreign policy tool, has fostered peaceful relations between nations while creating a platform where hostilities and clashing political ideologies are forgotten in favor of scientific innovation. With the world’s geopolitical ...



The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However,...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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