Mozambique: What is going on in Cabo Delgado?

How disruptive for Mozambique is/can be the Islamist insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province, does it have a potential to become a regional threat, or probably not, and why? Read few comments.

According to UNHCR, at least 100,000 people are now displaced throughout the Cabo Delgado province due to continuing violence. Credit: UNHCR/Eduardo Burmeister

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Raising the flag on Iwo Jima: An iconic moment

The photograph w taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press on February 23, 1945.

U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Credit: AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal

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Michael Strank: Born in Czechoslovakia, died in the Battle of Iwo Jima

Michael Strank (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945). A Marine born in Czechoslovakia in Jarabina (now Slovakia) was one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise US flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. Amid visible tensions in transatlantic relations, do you think that stories how we fought together have at least some symbolic meaning, could such stories serve as a reminder that it is worth to keep those relations alive? Or people probably do not care much about this anymore (if I will be cynical)? Read few comments.

Michael Strank

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Afghanistan: The best chance for a peace process?

How do you assess the temporary truce the United States and the Taliban have agreed to? Is this the best chance we ever had in 18 years of war to achieve some peace process in Afghanistan, or perhaps an optimism is misplaced, and why? Read few comments.

Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Is Bernie Sanders in the pole position?

A good night for Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar (she still lacks in the national polls though). Bad (catastrophic?) night for Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden. What does the result of New Hampshire primary say us about the state of the race to Democratic presidential nomination? Read few comments.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Credit: https://berniesanders.com/

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Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese regime is not delivering on its side of the social contract

Death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang sparks outpouring of anger. Is this somehow a serious political problem for the Chinese government, and why, or you expect regime will be able to quickly bury this? Read few comments.


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President Trump: Acquitted and with no constraints

As President Donald  Trump was acquitted in the impeachment trial, in your opinion, what does it mean for his Presidency and for the presidential election camping? Read few comments.


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What was Trump’s SOTU about?

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Democratic primaries and Iowa caucus: There is no favorite currently

Many factors can change during the course of primaries but from your perspective who is a favorite to win the Dems nomination race, and why, and how important role the Iowa caucus might play in this? Read few comments.


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What can we learn from Wuhan coronavirus outbreak?

The WHO Committee agreed that the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus now meets the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does a spread of the coronavirus tell us, if anything, about how ready/unready is the world to face potentially more dangerous contagions?


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