Brian F. Bridgeforth

Understanding the World

The World

The End of the Castro Brothers in Cuba
International

The End of Castro Rule in Cuba

April 23, 2018

For the past 12 years the 86-year-old Raúl Castro has ruled Cuba after taking over the country from his brother, Fidel, in 2006.  The two have ruled the country since Fidel took over leadership in

Syria Missile Strike by U.S. and Allies
International

The U.S., U.K., and France Strike Syria

April 14, 2018

On Friday evening, Washington D.C. time, the United States along with the United Kingdom and France launched a missile strike on Syria in response to the recent chemical weapons attacks in Douma.  The missile attack

Syria
International

The Situation in Syria Reaches a Critical Point

April 9, 2018

The conflict in Syria has heated up over the past two months as the civil war enters its seventh year.  It is estimated that 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has displaced

History

September 11, 2001
History

Remembering September 11, 2001

March 27, 2018

September 11, 2001 is one of those events that anyone who is old enough remembers exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that terrorists had flown planes into the World Trade Center

Simón Bolívar
History

The True Legacy of Simón Bolívar

January 23, 2018

When Hugo Chavez came to power in 1999 he set about changing the name of Venezuela to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after the South American liberator, Simón Bolívar.  It was part of what Chavez

Vichy France
Europe

Vichy France and the Holocaust

November 28, 2017

After France was conquered by the Germans in World War II, the French government relocated to the small town of Vichy in the middle of the country.  In the hopes of at least keeping the

Forty-Five

Forty-Five

The F.B.I. Raids on Michael Cohen are Bad News for Trump

April 16, 2018

In another twist to the ongoing investigations of Donald Trump and his interactions, the F.B.I. raided the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, last week.  It is unclear what wrongdoing prosecutors were looking for,

Mike Pompeo
Forty-Five

Exit Tillerson, Enter Pompeo

March 19, 2018

Last week Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a move that was not necessarily a surprise as the relationship between the two has been outwardly strained for some time.  Tillerson, as

Tariffs
Forty-Five

Trump’s Reckless Tariffs and Trade War

March 2, 2018

During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump ran on a pledge to protect American products by imposing tariffs on imports.  His threats were alarming.  They would in all probability start global trade wars as countries

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