1. World from Michael_Novakhov (25 sites): FOX News: Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

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Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night.

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1. World from Michael_Novakhov (25 sites): World – TIME: Univision Says It Has Recovered the Confiscated Video of an Interview With Nicolás Maduro

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(CARACAS, Venezuela) — The Univision television network said Thursday that it has recovered the video of a contentious interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that was confiscated after he cut it short, angered by critical questions from journalist Jorge Ramos.

Ramos said the recovery of the video was “a real triumph against censorship” and that it was returned by “confidential sources” who cannot be named out of concern for their safety.

On its website, Spanish-language Univision showed an excerpt of the 17-minute interview in late February in the presidential palace in Caracas. Ramos said the video will be broadcast in full on Sunday.

The journalist and his team were deported from Venezuela after Maduro abruptly ended the interview. Ramos, one of the most influential Spanish-speaking journalists in the United States, had said shortly afterward that Maduro cut short the interview when he was shown a video on an iPad shot a day earlier of young Venezuelans eating food scraps out of the back of a garbage truck.

In the interview excerpt shown Thursday, Ramos offers to hand over a list of what he says are more than 400 “political prisoners” in Venezuela. Maduro refuses to take the list, denies there are political prisoners in Venezuela and says Ramos is trying to provoke him.

The interview came at a particularly tense time in Venezuela, where Maduro is locked in a power struggle with opposition leader Juan Guaidó for control of a country that has suffered from a humanitarian crisis for years.

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1. World from Michael_Novakhov (25 sites): Reuters: World News: Philippines sends trash back to Canada after Duterte escalates row

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The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Why Civilian Rule In Sudan Should Be Next US Foreign Policy Objective – Analysis

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By Cameron Evers

In April 2019, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was deposed
by his army at the behest of a popular protest movement. Now with
Bashir gone, the protesters are ready to take power and hold elections.
Despite a 13 May agreement
on the structure of a political transition, it remains unclear whether
the Sudan’s military forces—the most powerful force in Sudan—or a
civilian-led group will guide the years ahead.

If the army stays in place, the United States’ long-term goals will suffer from a regime that has only exacerbated economic and political instability within Sudan and its neighbors, resulting in mass ethnic violence in Darfur and support for Islamist terrorism across the Middle East and Africa. So, where is the United States?

The Khartoum security camp has countered US objectives for virtually all its existence

The United States’ pattern
of looking past civilian oppositional grievances in African
politics—favoring stability in the hands of a dictator rather than
uncertainty with civilian-led groups—is a familiar Cold War and War on
Terror trope. Yet, this logic only works if the subject government is
ideologically, functionally, or strategically aligned with US foreign
policy objectives—Sudan is none of these things.

In fact, it is hard to imagine a government in the past 30 years with
a pedigree of villainy as diverse, infamous, and opposed to the United
States as in Sudan. After the National Congress Party (NCP) came to
power in a 1989 coup d’état, the Islamist-leaning regime backed Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War, harbored global terrorist mastermind Carlos “the Jackal,” and housed then-nascent Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Into the 21st century, Sudan provided a pathway for Iranian missiles to Hamas and Hezbollah to use against Israel (invoking several Israeli airstrikes inside Sudan).

Yet, in a recent positive development in US-Sudanese relations, Sudan turned away from Iran and began intelligence and counter-terror cooperation with US spies via the “largest CIA office in the Middle East.” However, the regime remains dangerous to its neighbors by supplying weapons to Islamist militant groups in Chad, Libya, and Syria. Moreover, leaked minutes
from security meetings in 2014 detailed how Sudan still viewed its
connections to the global Jihad as a “card” to play, stating the
Sudanese government would only give the United States counter-terrorism information if the United States provided intelligence on armed Sudanese opposition groups.

To assist civilians into power, the United States should maximize
efforts to legitimize the opposition and convince the military to become
fully neutral

Based on national security, the United States should buck the trend
of its Arab allies who are backing the Sudanese army. Instead, the
United States should facilitate pathways for democratic, civilian-led
change in Sudan. To convince Sudan’s military to allow a civilian
government to form, the United States need to stress the material
advantages of negotiating civilian outcomes and establishing a quick
election timeline.

Sudan needs sustainable solutions. One solution is the State Department envoy continuing the discussion of removing Sudan from State Sponsor of Terrorism
List.  Additional steps could include substantial trade and economic
packages, and the rapid implementation of a prospective US
Ambassadorship to Sudan; a spot that has been vacant since 1996. The
State Department should also consider hosting meetings between
opposition groups and the US Secretary of State.

Other US actions could include legitimizing the civilian opposition
groups via diplomatic statements that clearly define the parameters for
civilian control and statements from the White House supporting the
Sudanese civilian-led coalition, similar to the United States’
militantly pro-opposition stance in Venezuela. The weight of US presence
and dialogue would give civilian parties greater legitimacy and
bargaining powers with the military.

What is at stake now? A military-influenced transitional council
during the lead-up to elections poses high risk of democratic
backsliding

The present political and economic conditions make Sudan ripe for
revolution and the only method of delaying this is a civilian
transitional government in Sudan capable of directing all aspects of the
election process without military interference.

The risk of a military backlash on opposition groups increases the
longer Sudan continues without elections. The lead-up to the proposed
election is likely to include military maneuvering in an attempt to
block democratic reforms by politicizing most of the key positions
responsible for ensuring free elections. However, if the United States
reprises its traditional role as a powerful broker, and unwavering
sentinel of democratic transitions, civilian-led coalitions could
materialize as early as 2021.

The long-term outlook for Sudan is likely (and hopefully) democratic.
The United States should be on the right side of history as US-Sudanese
relations have much more to gain with a civilian-led government in
charge of Sudan’s future. Even if it means potential pushback against
the United States from its Arab allies.

Despite abundant evidence that supporting a civilian government in
Sudan would be a “win” for US foreign policy, inaction by the Trump
administration appears the more likely outcome. US soft power will once
again go unused as another power vacuum is filled by a despotic regime.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any institutions with which the author is associated. This article was published at Geopolitical Monitor.com

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): “Mueller’s Russia investigation” – Google News: Mueller’s Russia investigation should mark end of ‘special’ probes, Alan Dershowitz says – Fox News

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“Peter Strzok” – Google News: Anderson Cooper Loses it Giggling While Covering Trump Using the Word ‘Lovers’ for Strzok and Page – Mediaite

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Stars and Stripes: Military judge frees Navy SEAL in advance of murder trial

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A decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors.

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