Hanoi Summit

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

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Wins a Second Term

February 27, 2019

Nigerians went to the polls on February 23 and reelected their president, Muhammadu Buhari.  The outcome was uncertain going into election day as Buhari was in a close race with his main rival, Atiku Abubakar,

INF Treaty

The End of the INF Treaty

February 25, 2019

After announcing his intentions of withdrawing from the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) in October, President Donald Trump officially began the process of U.S. withdrawal on February 2.  President Trump cited Russia’s alleged violations

Félix Tshisekedi

Congo’s New President: Félix Tshisekedi

February 9, 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo finally has a new leader after years of misrule by Joseph Kabila.  On January 24, Félix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the country’s new leader, however, his legitimacy is a

Yellow Vest Protesters

Emmanuel Macron Versus the Yellow Vests

January 15, 2019

Emmanuel Macron, the bulwark against populist nationalism in Europe, is facing the biggest test of his presidency so far. After 18 months of positive reforms, including rolling back the incentive-killing high taxes that France and

Ethiopia and Eritrea

The Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

December 29, 2018

One of the more positive events to have happened in 2018 is the signing of a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  The two countries fought a two-year long war that ended in 2000 and

U.S. to Pull Out of Syria

U.S. to Pull Out of Syria, Shocking Many

December 21, 2018

President Trump announced on December 19 he will be pulling all U.S. troops out of Syria in a move that has been heavily criticized by Republicans and allies alike and has left many dumbfounded.  Trump

Theresa May

A Bad Week for Theresa May and Brexit

December 15, 2018

It has been a bad week for Theresa May and Brexit. After spending 16 months negotiating a Brexit deal, Prime Minister May scheduled a “meaningful vote” on a 585 page withdrawal agreement and a 26

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil Under Jair Bolsonaro

December 7, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro will become Brazil’s next president on January 1 after he handily won October’s election and runoff. Bolsonaro, an ex-paratrooper, and who served 27 years in the Brazilian National Congress, is labeled as a