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WMBA star, Brittney Griner

Take the Deal: Brittney Griner in Exchange for the ‘Merchant of Death’

July 8, 2022 - Op-Ed published by Politico

Douglas Farah on Russia's request for the release of imprisoned arms dealer and enabler of worldwide atrocities, Victor Bout, in exchange for the release to the U.S. of imprisoned WMBA star, Brittney Griner,. Topics include Brittney Griner, Merchant of Death, prisoner exchange, Russia, and Viktor Bout.

Russian arms dealer, Viktor Bout, detained in Bangkok in 2008 and sentenced to serve 25 years in prison in the U.S. in 2012.

How the ‘Merchant of Death’ could complicate Brittney Griner’s return

May 31, 2022 - News published by Yahoo Sports

Douglas Farah is quoted in this story on Russian “Merchant of Death” Viktor Bout, incarcerated in the United States for massive weapons trafficking, and his possible exchange for WNBA star, Brittney Griner, imprisoned in Russia. Topics include Brittney Griner, Merchant of Death, prisoner exchange, Russia, and Viktor Bout.

Inmates at Izalco prison, northwest of San Salvador

Gangs No Longer: Reassessing Transnational Armed Groups in the Western Hemisphere

May 24, 2022 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

This paper compares nonstate armed groups MS-13 and Primeiro Comando da Capital and assesses each group’s evolution and impact on U.S. core interests in the region. It focuses on five aspects of MS-13 and PCC composition and behavior. Topics include Bukele, CETAG, corruption, drug trafficking, MS-13, nonstate armed groups, Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), and transnational organized crime.

Douglas Farah

Putin está acorralado por invadir Ucrania

March 3, 2022 - Interview published by Código Vidrio

Douglas Farah interviewed by Arturo Torres on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, its consequences for Russia, and its impact on the global community with a focus on Latin America. Topics include BJCE, Ecuador, Russia, and Ukraine.

Douglas Farah interviewed by Carlos Charmorro of Confidencial YouTube channel

Douglas Farah: la resistencia de Ucrania; sanciones afectarán empresas de fachada rusas

February 28, 2022 - Video published by Confidencial

Douglas Farah interviewed by Confidential's Carlos Fernando Chamorro on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Latin America. Topics include BJCE, disinformation, Latin America, Nicaragua, Russia, sanctions, and Ukraine.

China’s research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, unloads cargo on sea ice near China-built Zhongshan Station in Antarctica, December 28, 2017, beginning country’s 34th Antarctic expedition (Xinhua/Alamy Live News/Bai Guolong)

The PRC’s Changing Strategic Priorities in Latin America: From Soft Power to Sharp Power Competition

October 21, 2021 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

A Strategic Perspective on the PRC's increasing influence in Latin America, achieved by issuing loans, engaging in vaccine diplomacy and reshaping the information environment, commercial supply chain architecture and cyber and telecommunications systems and markets. Topics include China, Investment, media, Panama Canal, safe cities, technology, and vaccine diplomacy.

Maduro ¿la única realidad con la que hay que lidiar en Venezuela ?


October 5, 2021 - Video published by Sin Filtros

(Transactional Regimes: The Reality of Dealing with Maduro’s Venezuela)

Crisis. Los expertos consultados en el Foro coincidieron en la situación crítica que enfrenta la democracia en el país, bajo el gobierno de Nayib Bukele.

Reflexionaron sobre el país en el Bicentenario

September 26, 2021 - News published by La Prensa Gráfica

(Reflects on the Country at the Time of the Bicentennial) Douglas Farah is quoted on President Nayib Bukele’s questionable political appointments in El Salvador.

Blood From Stones by Douglas Farah book cover
Merchant of Death by Douglas Farah and Stephan Braun book cover