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While you were sleeping: 10 April 2017

  • John Stupart
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    John Stupart

    John Stupart is the editor of the African Defence Review. He has completed his masters in War Studies at Kings College and has blathered endlessly on several mediums on all things pertaining to African defence policy, strategic, operational and tactical challenges. Most importantly, he brings you DailyMaverick's First Thing daily newsletter each morning.

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An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter performs during a ceremony to mark 71th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, 09 April 2017. Indonesia plans to buy eight Su-35 multirole air superiority fighter jets from Russia to boost the capabilities of the Indonesian air force.
Photo: A handout photo made available by the Virginia State Police shows crowd members at the Charlottesville rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 12 August 2017. EPA/Virginia State Police

Op-Ed: Charlottesville and the limit of ‘The South’

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Protesters chant outside of Trump Towers in New York, New York, USA, 14 August 2017. US President Donald J. Trump will make his first overnight trip back to New York since becoming president. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT.

The Road Not Taken: Donald Trump’s fatal misstep

By J Brooks Spector
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People take part in the celebrations that honor the virgin of the merchants, the Virgin of Asuncion, during the festivities of the fair of Joyabaj, a small indigenous municipality, in Guatemala, 14 August 2017.

While you were sleeping: 16 August 2017

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Photo: Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen. (Photo: Government of Canada)

Learning from Canada’s refugee policy: Diversity is good for business

By PETER FABRICIUS
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Virginia State Police inspect the site where a vehicle hit protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 12 August 2017. According to media reports at least one person was killed and 19 injured after a car hit a crowd of people counter-protesting the 'Unite the Right' rally which was scheduled to take place in Charlottesville on 12 August. At least 15 others were injured in clashes during protests.

While you were sleeping: 14 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Virginia State Police keep crowds back after Jason Kessler, organiser of the Unite the Right rally, had to be rushed away after a press conference at City Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 13 August 2017. According to media reports at least one person was killed and 19 injured after the car hit a crowd of people counter-protesting the Unite the Right rally which was scheduled to take place in Charlottesville on 12 August. At least 15 others were injured in clashes during protests. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

Trump, Charlottesville and the Alt-Right: The Fire This Time

By J Brooks Spector
Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has pursued a proactive foreign policy. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Pool (EPA)

ISS Today: Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift rattles the region

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A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga holds rocks behind his back during a protest after Odinga announced that he rejects the provisional result of the presidential election announced by the electoral body, in Kibera slum, one of Odinga's strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, 09 August 2017. Provisional result of the presidential poll shows incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta leading opposition leader Raila Odinga, who rejected them saying that the official tally doesn't match their own counts. The police is beefing up security on Nairobi streets as the fear of the post-election violence looms.

While you were sleeping: 11 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: An undated file photo released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, shows an 'underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile' conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea (reissued 22 March 2017).  North Korea is under tough UN sanctions following its recent nuclear and missile tests at a moment of great tension in the Korean peninsula. EPA/KCNA

The Donald vs Kim Jong-un: When Bluster trumps Diplomacy

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Swami Parthasarathy is internationally recognised as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta. Photo: Vedanta Life Institute

Corruption in the modern world: Insights from an ancient science

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: A picture released by the US Marine Corps on 09 October 2014 shows US Marines and Sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepare to board an KC-130J Super Hercules as they deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, at Moron Air Base, Spain, 08 October 2014. Photo: EPA/US Marine Corps/ Gerard Farao 

ISS Today: Is Trump militarising US-Africa policy?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Afghan security officials check people and vehicles on a road side check point, as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is due to visit the families of the victims of Jawadia Mosque bombing in Herat, Afghanistan, 04 August 2017. EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

A complex historical and geopolitical burden: Welcome to Afghanistan, Donald J

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Photo by iasociety.org)

Health-e News: Cancer and HIV fields collaborate for a cure

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Firefighters at the scene of the fire at the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo, Japan, 03 August, 2017. Reports state that he fire is believed to have originated in a three-story building at the outer market. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

While you were sleeping: 4 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) speaks with North Korean Premier Park Pong-ju (R) during a parade for the 'Day of the Sun' festival on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, 15 April 2017. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Trump and Korea: Then, now and in the future – strategic choices

By J Brooks Spector
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Migrants look at a police dog during a police operation in the Central Railway Station to carry out security checks on migrants and to combat lawlessness, in Milan, Italy, 01 August 2017. Italian police had been carrying several security checks in the area since a migrant stabbed a police officer outside the station.

While you were sleeping: 2 August 2017

By John Stupart
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Bolivarian National Police (PNB) agent was wounded in an explosion in the street near motorized police in the vicinity of the Altamira Square, in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 July 2017. Clashes are breaking out as the voting on a constituent assembly takes place under strict security measures and despite the rejection of local opposition and the international community. The new assembly would have powers to rewrite a constitution and bypass the National Assembly which is currently controlled by the opposition.

While you were sleeping: 1 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula accompanied by Deputy Minister Bongani Mkhongi introducing Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as the new Acting National Commissioner of Police at a media conference held at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape town on June 1, 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: The American War on Drugs – A cautionary tale for the South African Police

By David Reiersgord
Photo: White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attends a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House after former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, in Washington, DC, USA, 21 July 2017. US President Donald J. Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director at the request of new White House Chief of Staff, John F. Kelly in Washington, DC, USA, 25 July 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

US: Trump’s new comms director Scaramucci is out

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Pussian President Vladimir Putin attends a naval parade in St. Petersburg, 30 July 2017. Traditionally the Russia Navy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in July.

While you were sleeping: 31 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Bolivarian National Police (PNB) agent was wounded in an explosion in the street near motorised police in the vicinity of the Altamira Square, in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 July 2017. Clashes are breaking out as the voting on a constituent assembly takes place under strict security measures and despite the rejection of local opposition and the international community. The new assembly would have powers to rewrite a constitution and bypass the National Assembly which is currently controlled by the opposition. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Op-Ed: Dictatorship, violent overthrow or civil unrest? The portents are grim for Venezuela’s future

By John Endres
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Film: The Hard Facts about Getting this House in Order

By Kalim Rajab
Photo: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announces new aviation security measures for overseas airports during a speech on global aviation security at the Center for a New American Security’s Annual National Security Conference in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US: Marine General to the rescue of a floundering, foundering, faltering White House

By J Brooks Spector
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National teams of Japan (white) and Australia during a Frisbee game during the World Games of the non-Olympic sports in Wroclaw, Poland, 21 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 28 July 2017

By John Stupart
Image: Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, 1832

Making Waves. Big ones. Coming your way soon.

By J Brooks Spector
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The Soyuz booster rocket FG with Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is rolled out to the launch pad by train at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 26 July 2017. Expedition 52-53 crewmembers Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik of NASA are scheduled to launch on the Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 July 2017. The Expedition 52/53 crew will spend more than four months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December.

While you were sleeping: 27 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: First lady Melania Trump (R) introduces US President Donald J. Trump (L) before his speech during a 'Make America Great Again' rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, USA, 25 July 2017. EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

US: The Unlikeable Mr Trump's less than great week

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A man holding a Colombian flag walks in the transitional local zones for normalization (ZVTN) of Buenavista, in Meta, Colombia, 27 June 2017. After completing the handover of their weapons to monitors of the United Nations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has ceased to exist and will now work as a political party. EPA/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA

Colombia: Guerrillas of war to guerrillas of conservation

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Convention goers participate in a photo shoot for people dressed as Marvel Comics characters during the second day of the Comic Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA, 21 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 26 July 2017

By John Stupart