Congo: Into the Heart of Darkness

To lose faith in humanity, one just has to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Over the past 20 years over 5 million people have died in from violence, hunger, and disease.  The fighting

Middle East

Mohammed bin Salman

This past June the 81-year-old Saudi King Salman announced his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia making him next in line to the throne.  Observers have been speculating for

Latin America

Venezuela: In the Midst of a Crises

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


Diplomacy and Klemens von Metternich

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