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A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United...
The Constitutional Court of Korea gets a final say on impeachment cases, approved by the Congress.
Asia, Blog, East Asia, Politics

What State Violence in South Korea Told Us About President Park

On September 25th 2016, a South Korean farmer Baek Nam-gi died. Knocked unconscious by a police water cannon, Baek spent more than 300 days...
A house destroyed by warfare in the south of Sana'a. Source: Ibrahem Qasim
Blog, Human Rights, Middle East

The United States in Yemen: How American Weapons Deals Enable Saudi Arabia’s War

 Since 2014, the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has been at war with the Houthi rebels and their allies. Saudi...
A map of divided Yemen with its north and south. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0.
Blog, Middle East, Politics

The Broken Throne of Saba: Yemen Divided

The modern state of Yemen was created when the northern and southern parts of the country were forcibly united in 1990. The state brought...
Studies have shown that European immigrants, who have been accused of causing economic strain in the UK, may actually provide crucial skills in key industries. Photo courtesy of BT Group.
Blog, Economics, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

Brexit: A Forecast of Regret for Britain’s Biggest Decision of 2016

On June 24, 2016, Britain reached a final decision on the biggest question faced by the current generation when a measly majority of 51.9...
Indian cartoonists at the Press Club of India in New Delhi voice solidarity after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-4.0.
Blog, Politics, South Asia

The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Press Freedom in India

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, nearly 30 journalists have been murdered for their work in the last two decades in India. Dharmendra...
The two Brexiteers. Photo by Garry Knight and Policy Exchange. CC-BY-2.0
Blog, Europe, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Referen-dumb: Brexit, Colombia, and the Flaws of Direct Democracy

A few things have gone very wrong when a Google search for “2016 bad year” turns up twice as many results as any other year...
(Americans hardly view presidential candidates  whom they do not think are religious favorably- except for Trump. Photo by Michael Vadon. CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.)
37(4) Summer 2016, Blog, Global Notebook, North America, Politics

Trump and Christian Morals

Faith has figured consistently in US presidential elections, although separation of church and state continues to set the perimeters of the political and religious...
Is nuclear power the future of clean energy or are the risks too great?  Photo of Watts Bar Unit 2 courtesy of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Americas, Asia, Blog, Europe, Middle East, Science & Technology, Security

Securing a Nuclear Energy Future

Since the atom was first split, the possibilities of war, terrorism, and proliferation have polluted the connotation of “nuclear,” driving public fear and associated...
Americas, Analysis, Blog, Economics, Perspectives, Politics, South America

The Three Speeds of the Venezuelan Crisis

Any candid observer visiting Venezuela five years ago could hardly anticipate what the country has become under Nicolas Maduro’s government. Enjoying the longest oil...