Venezuela in Crisis

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

Transgender Soldiers

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

China's Relationship with North Korea

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

Klemens von Metternich

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