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China's Relationship with North Korea
Asia

China’s Relationship with North Korea

July 23, 2017

Ever since China came to the aid of the North Korean regime in the Korean war, China has been a reliable partner with North Korea.  By maintaining good relations with North Korea, China hopes it

Transgender Soldiers
Forty-Five

Trump’s Ban on Transgender Soldiers

July 26, 2017

One year ago then Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban barring transgender people from serving in the military.  The United States was one of 19 countries in the world whose military allowed transgender soldiers

Venezuela in Crises
The Americas

Venezuela: In the Midst of a Crisis

July 27, 2017

In 1998 Hugo Chávez was elected president of Venezuela.  He ran on a populist platform that pledged to use the country’s vast oil wealth to reduce poverty and punish the country’s elites.  By the time

History

The Monroe Doctrine
History

Remembering the Monroe Doctrine

August 8, 2017

Until the Monroe Doctrine was proclaimed, America had chosen to stay clear of the power struggles between the nations of Europe with what amounted to an isolationist foreign policy.  Content in not involving itself with

Klemens von Metternich
History

Diplomacy and Klemens von Metternich

July 16, 2017

Klemens von Metternich was one of Europe’s most conservative statesmen in a time when Napoleonic liberalism was putting Europe through upheaval.  The Europe Metternich envisioned to replace the turmoil of his time was one of

Truman
History

Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

February 28, 2017

On August 6th, 1945, President Harry Truman was on board the USS Augusta off the coast of England.  Just before noon as he sat down for lunch, he was handed a map of Japan with

Forty-Five

Trump's White Supremacists Problem
Forty-Five

Trump’s White Supremacist Problem

August 12, 2017

Quite literally within eyesight of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson who wrote the soaring words that “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, a racially motivated protest broke down into violence.

Transgender Soldiers
Forty-Five

Trump’s Ban on Transgender Soldiers

July 26, 2017

One year ago then Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban barring transgender people from serving in the military.  The United States was one of 19 countries in the world whose military allowed transgender soldiers

James Comey
Forty-Five

Trump’s Botched Firing of James Comey

May 15, 2017

Last week President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for what he says ostensibly was for the mishandling of high profile investigations.  The investigations cited by Trump were Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation and

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