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  • FIFA on Trial: Qatar’s World Cup back in the firing line0

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    • November 21, 2017

      By James M. Dorsey Testimony of a star witness in a New York courtroom has revealed new allegations of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid for the 2022 World Cup hosting rights. The allegations by Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of Argentine sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, are likely to revive partially politically-motivated

  • The Rohingya Crisis0

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    • November 19, 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis. Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert Last updated October 04, 2017 A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Introduction Discriminatory policies of Myanmar’s government since the late 1970s

  • Leave It to the Generals; A nonstrategy for Afghanistan0

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    • November 19, 2017

    BY ANDREW J. BACEVICH November 8, 2017 Illustration by Bill Butcher Win or quit, or win and then quit. When Donald Trump was a candidate for president last year, this pretty much represented his strategic menu of options for the country’s ongoing wars. Whichever way things went, they were going to change, though, and for the

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