After Growden's last outpouring, I'd have to add the following to C.

"Citizens have to rely on alternative sources for information on external international events and perspective, as media coverage is generally highly selective and politically motivated."

On reflection, I'd also update D to

"Significant focal point for international conflict, but are characterised by strong internal political tensions and frequently fail to present a unified face due to self-interest amongst member elements. This has lead to an internal arms race, with hard currency used to obtain surplus or superseded equipment and technical expertise from A, B and C to support domestic conflicts. Combined, they have arguably never sustained the sort of power that a vast abundance of natural resources should afford."