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

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

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”

Duterte
Asia

The International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte

February 27, 2018

Corruption allegations against world leaders has been an incidental theme in the news as of late.  From Lula da Silva, to Netanyahu, to Jacob Zuma, and to the investigations revolving around Donald Trump, all together

Pakistan Continues to Support Terrorism Despite U.S. Objections
Asia

Pushing Pakistan to Crackdown on Terrorism

January 9, 2018

Pakistan has for years been accused by the United States of not doing enough to stop terrorism and the attacks on American troops in Afghanistan.  President Trump wants Pakistan to change its ways, and his

Slavery in India
Asia

The Problem of Slavery in India

November 15, 2017

India’s rapid economic growth over the past few decades has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.  In 1993 an estimated 45 percent of its more than 870 million people lived in poverty. 

Nawaz Sharif
Asia

Nawaz Sharif and the Future of Pakistan

August 15, 2017

Last year in April 11 million documents were leaked to the public revealing many illicit financial transactions between political and business leaders around the world.  The documents became known as the Panama Papers after the

Doklam Dispute
Asia

China and India: The Doklam Border Dispute

August 10, 2017

In one of the most isolated spots on earth a border dispute is simmering in a region called the Doklam.  The Doklam is where three international borders come together—India, China, and Bhutan.  The dispute is