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No Deal: Trump and Kim Meet in Hanoi

March 1, 2019

It can be argued that Donald Trump really badly needed to come home from the historic Hanoi Summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un with a deal.  The summit was overshadowed by Trump’s domestic woes

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China’s Abuse of Uyghur Muslims

September 12, 2018

China is being accused of serious human rights violations against Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in the far-west region of Xinjiang.  In a report released by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,

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The Challenges Facing Imran Khan

August 30, 2018

Imran Khan has been elected and sworn in as Pakistan’s new leader.  His election on July 25, represents only the second time in Pakistan’s history there has been a peaceful transfer from one leader to

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Kim Jong-un and Trump Meet in Singapore

June 12, 2018

The on-again, off-again meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took place in Singapore on Tuesday of this week.  Both leaders gave the appearance of being guarded in front of the cameras

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Trump Cancels Summit with North Korea

May 25, 2018

After a few heated exchanges between North Korea and the United States over the past week, Donald Trump canceled the planned summit between the two nations this past Thursday.  It might as well have, for

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A Historic Inter-Korean Summit Takes Place

April 27, 2018

A historic Inter-Korean Summit took place this past week between North and South Korea.  The summit ceremonies began with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un crossing the demilitarized zone into South Korea at Panmunjom—the first time

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From the Ashes of TPP: CPTPP

March 12, 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

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North Korea Invites Trump to Meet Kim Jong-un

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

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China’s New Emperor: Xi Jinping

March 5, 2018

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

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The International Criminal Court Eyes Duterte

February 21, 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