Hanoi Summit
Asia

The Hanoi Summit Ends Without a Deal

March 1, 2019

It can be argued that Donald Trump really needed badly 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

Uyghur Muslims are Detained by China
Asia

New Reports of China’s Oppression 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,

Imran Khan
Asia

Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Debt Burden

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

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
Asia

The Singapore Summit: Trump Meets Kim Jong-un

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.  Both leaders gave the appearance of being guarded in front of the cameras though remained friendly

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