Civil Wars Ethnic and Religious Conflicts


“Kosovo’s government has postponed for a month the implementation of new border rules that sparked tensions in the north of the country where ethnic Serbs blocked roads and unknown gunmen fired on police.” — Aljazeera “Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. In its declaration of independence, Kosovo committed to fulfilling its …

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China, U.S. and Taiwan

“The U.S. military is devising options for protecting Pelosi’s delegation, who—as is normal procedure for congressional delegations to Taiwan—would be flying on a military plane. The measures under consideration include moving aircraft carriers or sending fighter planes for close air support. That, in turn, could be misinterpreted by the Chinese side as an aggressive rather …

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Syria and Ukraine

“The Syrian Arab Republic has decided to break diplomatic relations with Ukraine in conformity with the principle of reciprocity. [a Syrian foreign ministry statement]. There will no longer be relations between Ukraine and Syria, Zelenskyy said at the time [last month].” — Aljazeera.


“Dozens of families are fleeing violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, where continuing clashes between two tribes have killed at least 31 people, according to the state’s security committee and other officials. At least 39 others have been wounded and dozens of shops were torched in the town of Roseires since the violence broke out …

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