News Roundup 1/18/19

by | Jan 18, 2019

News Roundup 1/18/19

by | Jan 18, 2019

US Foreign Policy

  • Trump says the US will add 20 missile defense positions in Alaska and invest in space-based missile defense. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul says Trump will remove US troops from Syrian and some troops from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Daniel Larison explains Hillary Clinton’s policies helped drive Syria into war and chaos. [Link]

The New Cold War

  • The Senate fails to prevent Trump from lifting sanctions on a Russian company. [Link]
  • The US rejects an offer from Russia to resolve the issues with the INF Treaty. The US will withdraw from the treaty next month. [Link]

South America

  • A car bombing in Colombia kills ten. [Link]
  • The Maduro government briefly arrested Venezuela’s opposition leader. [Link]
  • US and Brazilian diplomats meet with Venezuelan opposition leaders. [Link]

Afghan Peace Talks

  • The Taliban are threatening to end peace talks with the US. The Taliban are concerned with a refusal from the US to discuss a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Pakistan is attempting to develop new talks between the US and the Taliban. [Link]  

Syria Troop Withdraw

Africa

  • At least ten people have been killed by fighting in Libya’s capital. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab claims the Kenya attack was a response to the US moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. [Link]
  • A child and a doctor were killed police during protests in Sudan. Sudanese police are using less lethal weapons attempting to suppress protests. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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