Brian F. Bridgeforth

Understanding the World

The World

Yellow Vest Protesters
Europe

Emmanuel Macron Versus the Yellow Vests

January 15, 2019

Emmanuel Macron, the bulwark against populist nationalism in Europe, is facing the biggest test of his presidency so far. After 18 months of positive reforms, including rolling back the incentive-killing high taxes that France and

Ethiopia and Eritrea
Africa

The Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

December 29, 2018

One of the more positive events to have happened in 2018 is the signing of a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  The two countries fought a two-year long war that ended in 2000 and

History

Thomas Jefferson and Monticello
History

Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

January 17, 2019

One of the pleasures of growing up and living in Virginia is being surrounded by its great history which has had a profound effect on not only the course of the United States, but also

Leopold II
History

Leopold II and the Rape of the Congo

June 11, 2018

King Leopold II of Belgium is remembered in history as a monster.  His atrocities in the Congo committed in the name of greed are the darkest chapters of European colonialism.  Through the period from the

Forty-Five

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Forty-Five

Trump Faces a New Congress Amidst a Government Shutdown

January 5, 2019

January 3 saw a new congress sworn in in Washington that represents the results from November’s midterm elections which saw devastating losses for Republicans. While the GOP maintained their control of the Senate and gained

Trump White House
Forty-Five

A Coup in the Trump White House

September 8, 2018

Washington was shocked to its core this week after an anonymous New York Times op-ed was published by a “senior official in the Trump administration” stating that there is a group of people in the

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