Democrats Defy Trump In Election Night Sweep

Voters in Virginia, New Jersey and other states gave President Trump a stark rebuke last Tuesday night, delivering two governorships to Democrats with multiple mayoral and state house seats as an added bonus.   Tuesday’s sweep is the first major electoral victory for Democrats in a long, painful year for…

A Wave Of Natural Disasters Strike Mexico

In the past month, Mexico has been struck by multiple natural disasters. A pair of earthquakes has devastated two regions within the country, resulting in unprecedented damage and destruction. The pair of earthquakes which occurred in Mexico last month – one on September 7th in Chiapas, and more recently on…

The Kurdish Referendum: A Battle for Statehood

Kurdish people living in Iraq voted in favor of independence for Kurdish controlled areas of the country on Monday, raising already high tensions with the government in Baghdad.   Information released by the electoral commission Wednesday stated 92 percent of voters were in favor of independence, according to the BBC….

Who Is Kim Jong-Un?

Kim Jong Un, the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, has come to represent the 21st century embodiment of nuclear war, a spot previously occupied by the Soviet Union in the 1980s. But who is Kim Jong-Un? The man who has come to revive this fear.   The information…

The Path Towards Sustainability In Africa

As international development groups continue to aid nations in the African continent, economic and political stability has been easier to achieve. With this stability being realized, a new shift in focus towards sustainability seems to be transpiring. So far, this sustainability has centered around farming. Farming throughout Africa is widely…

The Revitalization of Brazil And Bolivia’s Economies

Latin America is a region that is continuing to experience economic success in several industries. Though industries in nations with large economies come to mind – such as Chile, Mexico, or Uruguay – there are smaller, less acknowledged nations that are also experiencing a surge in economic triumph. There are at least two examples of this in lesser known areas within Latin…

Enduring Income Inequality in South Africa

With the end of Apartheid and the signing of the 1993 Interim Constitution, South Africa established universal adult suffrage, entitling all South Africans to full citizenship and all its attendant protections (at least nominally).The oppression of non-white populations in the Apartheid era, both de jure and de facto, would find…

Does the Debt Ceiling Really Matter?

Last Wednesday, President Trump reached a surprise deal with Democratic congressional leaders to increase the debt limit, funding the government until mid-December. The short-term debt ceiling extension was packaged with nearly eight billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding.   The deal, which passed on Friday (316-90), was received with indignation…

The Democrats Grooming For 2020

The United States is charging full speed through the Trump presidency’s first year, and there’s already a pool of potential Democratic challengers to the president emerging for 2020.     While next year’s focus is on the 2018 midterm elections, these contenders are gaining clout by either vocally opposing Donald…

America’s New Afghanistan Policy

After a five-month-long inter-agency investigation, senior officials in Washington worked to provide the new Trump administration with a solution concerning America’s future in Afghanistan. They ultimately recommended sending in more troops. President Trump announced on August 21 that he intended to deploy 4,000 more soldiers to join the 8,500 already there.  …