Kim Jong-un Shakes Hands with Moon Jae In
Asia

Kim Jong-un Makes History with South Korean Talks

April 27, 2018

Kim Jong-un made history this week when he met with South Korean President Moon Jae In for the Inter-Korean Summit.  The summit ceremonies began with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un crossing the demilitarized zone into

The Republican Party
Forty-Five

The Republican Party Under Trump

April 25, 2018

Republicans are dropping like flies and November’s midterm elections have not even arrived.  At last count 40 Republican members of Congress have announced their intention not to seek reelection—a record.  The party is hemorrhaging support

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

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,

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

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
International

Sisi’s Sham Election

April 2, 2018

When the polls closed last Wednesday after three days of voting in Egypt’s presidential election there was no doubt who the winner would be.  Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi had systematically removed all major opponents to his reelection