Why a Natural Gas Shipment to Poland Could Mean the Decline of Russian Influence in Europe

This past Thursday, Poland took a crucial step in the road towards seeking out alternatives to Russian energy. A tanker from the United States delivered liquefied natural gas to Swinoujscie, which is Poland’s first port that has the capability of receiving gas from distant suppliers. This port is part of…

Why the U.S. Must Keep a Close Eye on Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the grandson of a WWII war criminal, has been no stranger to controversy since he was elected into office in 2006. A few examples of the Prime Minister’s widely criticized moves include: the cabinet appointments of two men who are associated with Japan’s Nazi Party,…

The Rise of China and the New Silk Road

As the United States continues to be paralyzed by a consistent flow of scandals, China is silently taking advantage of the chaos in an attempt to take the place of the United States as a global superpower. Although U.S. media attention has been fixated on the Trump administration and the…

Russia’s Victory Day Parade – A Brief History

The Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin, have been in the headlines recently due to the preparations the country is making for its Victory Parade. Russia’s Victory Parade is celebrated every 9th of May to commemorate the day that the Soviet Union, along with the other Allied powers, defeated…

What You Should Know About the Philippines’ Human Rights Crisis

Last week, a lawyer in the Philippines filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, for crimes against humanity.   The attorney who filed the claim is representing an assassin who last year testified against President Duterte. He accused Duterte of ordering…