Politics and Security

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:18
Turkey’s government said it was extending the state of emergency declared after the failed July coup by three months to help it fight terrorism, as opposition politicians accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of deploying the expanded powers to crack down on critics.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:53
The gunning down of a string of candidates ahead of nationwide municipal elections this Sunday is stoking fears that Brazil's toxic politics are headed into dangerous new territory.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:43
Repression of dissenters in Tajikistan is taking a worrisome turn, with family members inside the Central Asian country facing retribution for the actions of activist relatives abroad.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:30
Over the next year, Russian Helicopters will deliver Mi-8/17 transport and Mi-24/35 attack helicopters to Nigeria, Mali, Angola and Sudan.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:12
Soldiers, accused of abuses during renewed flare-up in Juba between government troops and rebels in July, now face death.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:04
A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:35
The situation in the DRC is following a worryingly familiar script: elsewhere in the region, leaders’ attempts to extend their grip on power have led to violence in fragile, underdeveloped nations that can ill afford the accompanying economic shocks.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:01
Tom Engelhardt presents a brief analysis of a few recent examples of what he dubs "American-style war and peace".
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:46
A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security officials responsible for the deaths of protesters in two days of demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:06
The decentralisation of security, spending and administrative power is regularly cited as a means of reducing tension in a post-Islamic State Iraq. Easy to say, harder to do. In decentralisation, the devil is in the detail.