Nicolas Sarkozy
Europe

The Investigation of Nicolas Sarkozy

March 29, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on March 21 for accepting bribes, illegal campaign financing, and the misappropriation of Libyan public funds.  The formal investigation was announced after police detained and

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

Vladimir Putin
Europe

Russia’s Sham Election

March 22, 2018

Vladimir Putin won his fourth six-year term as president during Russia’s election on March 18.  He won with nearly 77 percent of the vote in a race that included seven other candidates.  He beat his

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

CPTPP (TPP)
Asia

TPP Lives on Without Trump

March 13, 2018

When Donald Trump lived up to his campaign promise and pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, many thought the agreement was dead.  A year later the TPP has been brought back from

North Korea
Asia

Talking with North Korea

March 9, 2018

In a very significant development, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a meeting.  Trump agreed to the meeting which the White House says will be held by May of this

Sergei Skripal
Europe

The Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

March 7, 2018

On Sunday March 4, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found slumped over on a shopping center bench in Salisbury, England.  They were rushed to the hospital where they currently remain in critical

Xi Jinping
Asia

Xi Jinping: The New Emporer

March 6, 2018

China gained the world’s attention recently when it announced that it will be ending term limits for its president.  The move will allow Xi Jinping to run for a third term beyond 2023.  The “recommendation”

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