10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

10-conflicts-in-2017-to-watchFrom Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. By Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Where the War on Terror Lives Forever — Foreign Policy

Uzbekistan’s dictator is dead, but his brutal efforts to crush Islamist extremism leave a long and ugly legacy. And Washington will be left cleaning up the mess.

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The Countries with the Worst Bad Habits — Foreign Policy

Russia poisons its enemies, Germany’s obsessed with fiscal responsibility, and America’s addicted to spreading democracy. A list of policies governments ought to kick.

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How Kim Jong-Un Celebrates a Ballistic Missile Launch, in Photos — Foreign Policy

There’s really only one way North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un could celebrate a successful missile launch: with fireworks and a coordinated dance party, of course.

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They Ran to the U.N. for Help. They Got Tear-Gassed Instead. — Foreign Policy

South Sudan’s peacekeepers not only failed to protect civilians during the country’s latest round of violence — it put them in even greater danger.

via They Ran to the U.N. for Help. They Got Tear-Gassed Instead. — Foreign Policy

Colombia’s War Just Ended. A New Wave of Violence Is Beginning. — Foreign Policy

As the country declares peace after five decades of war against the FARC, a scramble for territory and control over the drug trade is emboldening new, anarchic gangs.

via Colombia’s War Just Ended. A New Wave of Violence Is Beginning. — Foreign Policy

Obama to Israel: Our Tax Dollars Won’t Go to Your Defense Contractors — Foreign Policy

Washington and Jerusalem are about to ink a groundbreaking arms package, but it hinges on ending sweetheart deals for Israel’s defense firms.

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