Global Warming
International

The Effects of Global Warming on Geopolitics

July 9, 2018

Too often the most consequential issue in world affairs gets pushed off to the backburner and ignored. We pay attention to forces such as a rising China, a nuclear North Korea, a nuclearizing Iran, or

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
International

Mexico’s Next President: Andrés Manuel López Obrador

July 2, 2018

Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (also known as A.M.L.O. by his supporters) is best known for his populist and nationalist rhetoric. He has run for president of Mexico on three occasions, and on

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Europe

Turkey’s Erdoğan Cements his Power

June 25, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise to prime minister in 2003 and later as president.  During that period he has slowly gained control of almost all levers of power.  However, when

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

Muqtada al-Sadr
International

The Return of Muqtada al-Sadr

May 29, 2018

Muqtada al-Sadr is best remembered for being a thorn in the side of the Americans during the occupation of Iraq after the 2003 invasion.  During that period he was able to mobilize Shiites in a

Iran
International

Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 9, 2018

Despite the lack of any approval from the other signatories of the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (J.C.P.O.A.), President Trump on Tuesday announced the United States is leaving

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 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