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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
One year after Colombia's decision to halt the aerial fumigation of coca crops, eradication levels have plummeted at the same time that coca production continues to soar, a trend that is sure to strengthen the criminal groups involved in this illicit activity. English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The president-elect has questioned whether the U.S. should be committed to the defense of countries that fail to spend enough on their militaries. He has suggested a softer stance against Russia and urged the 28 NATO allies to focus more on fighting terrorism.English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Only the development of transparent, legitimate institutions accountable to the people of Pakistan can serve as a long-term bulwark against instability and extremism in the countries.English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
U.S. ambassadors to the European Union and NATO sought to reassure Washington's allies in Europe on Wednesday that close cooperation would continue following the election of Donald Trump as president.English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Donald Trump's surprise election as U.S. president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favor arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbors, analysts said on Wednesday.English
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Pakistan
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
More than 600 shipping containers worth of ammo arrived at the port of Nordenham, Germany, as part of the continued effort to reassure NATO allies in Europe and bolster deterrence against potential Russian aggression.English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Up to 300,000 Nato troops have been put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states. The secretary-general of NATO said the alliance hoped to speed up the response time of thousands of its troops to allow it to react to a combat situation more effectively.English
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Indian central government’s refusal to renew foreign funding licenses of 25 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) without valid reasons violates their rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today.English
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India
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.English
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Global
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
South Africa’s arms exports (export permits) were worth R2.98 billion in 2014 compared to R3.2 billion the year before and R10.6 billion in 2012, according to NCACC figures.English
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South Africa
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Prison murders have surged 60 percent in parts of northern Brazil, a potential sign of the serious repercussions of a new war between the country's two most powerful gangs.English
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Brazil
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Rwandan military has acquired ATMOS 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from Israel’s Soltam, which were revealed for the first time during a live fire exercise attended by President Paul Kagame.English
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Rwanda
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Corruption is so endemic it has generated a vocabulary of its own. A new book, the Corrupcionario Mexicano, hopes to make people stop seeing it as normal.English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after Nairobi ordered them to withdraw in response to the sacking of the Kenyan commander of the UNMISS force.English
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Kenya
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Russia is a case in point. A year ago Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war over Syria. Today they are in a courtship that may include critical defense and procurement cooperation.English
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Turkey
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete steps to address grave human rights concerns in the country, Amnesty International said today.English
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Ethiopia
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Germany's defense minister said on Monday the European Union must modernize its military defense and security to match NATO's drive to beef up its own security forces in the wake of a major Russian build-up.English
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Europe Regional
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s crackdown on media has gone into overdrive after two radio stations were taken off air and two representatives of a third one were arrested for broadcasting an interview with a member of the oppositionEnglish
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
A bloody summer of protest in Kashmir has been met with a ruthless response from Indian security forces, who fired hundreds of thousands of metal pellets into crowds of civilians, leaving hundreds blinded. English
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India
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Sudanese security organs are continuing to arrest many opposition leaders following protests against the government decision to raise fuel and electricity price.English
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