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

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

Nicolas Sarkozy
Europe

The Investigation of Nicolas Sarkozy

March 29, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on March 21 for accepting bribes, illegal campaign financing, and the misappropriation of Libyan public funds.  The formal investigation was announced after police detained and

Vladimir Putin
Europe

Russia’s Sham Election

March 22, 2018

Vladimir Putin won his fourth six-year term as president during Russia’s election on March 18.  He won with nearly 77 percent of the vote in a race that included seven other candidates.  He beat his

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

Sergei Skripal
Europe

The Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

March 7, 2018

On Sunday March 4, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found slumped over on a shopping center bench in Salisbury, England.  They were rushed to the hospital where they currently remain in critical

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”