Is the Wagner Group Running Amok in Africa?

Is the Wagner Group Running Amok in Africa?

As the shadowy Russian mercenary organization spreads its tentacles throughout Africa, reports are pouring in of gross human rights abuses.   According to eyewitnesses, Wagner Group fighters massacred about 300 civilians in Moura, a central Malian village. It was not an isolated incident. “There are quite a lot of eyewitness accounts on the presence of White soldiers speaking an unknown …

Joint U.S.-Japanese Military Exercises in Sea of Japan

Joint U.S.-Japanese Military Exercises in Sea of Japan

In the wake of a Chinese military drill and a North Korean missile test, fighter pilots from the United States and Japan participated in a joint training exercise designed as a show of force. The exercise also coincided with a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden.    The Chinese military drill included a joint flight with Russian bombers. The aircraft …

Kuwait to Restrict Expat Workers

Kuwait to Restrict Expat Workers

A large, marginalized Arab ethnic group in Kuwait will replace foreign workers, as the emirate struggles to recover from COVID-19 and deal with increasing anti-immigrant sentiment.   Ahmed Moussa, head of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) at the Persian Gulf emirate, told the paper that the Tayseer platform would be launched on Sunday as part of a joint effort …

Evacuation from Afghanistan: A Retrospective

Evacuation from Afghanistan: A Retrospective

In the final, chaotic days of the American evacuation from the war-torn country, over 75,000 people boarded the proverbial last plane out.   Many of these evacuees did not serve the U.S. government in any direct capacity. According to the DHS, these individuals have a “compelling emergency” and show an “urgent humanitarian reason or significant public benefit” to gain temporary …

Lawmakers in Nigeria Debate Use of Private Military Contractors

Lawmakers in Nigeria Debate Use of Private Military Contractors

Some Nigerian decision makers are convinced that contractors are the ideal countermeasure to growing unrest in the country. Others feel the risks far outweigh the rewards.   Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai recently bemoaned what he called the federal government’s inaction against terrorists. “I have complained to Mr. President and I swear to God, if action is not taken, we …