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

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