Transgender Soldiers
Forty-Five

Trump’s Ban on Transgender Soldiers

July 26, 2017

One year ago then Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban barring transgender people from serving in the military.  The United States was one of 19 countries in the world whose military allowed transgender soldiers

China's Relationship with North Korea
Asia

China’s Relationship with North Korea

July 23, 2017

Ever since China came to the aid of the North Korean regime in the Korean war, China has been a reliable partner with North Korea.  By maintaining good relations with North Korea, China hopes it

James Comey
Forty-Five

Trump’s Botched Firing of James Comey

May 15, 2017

Last week President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for what he says ostensibly was for the mishandling of high profile investigations.  The investigations cited by Trump were Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation and

Trump Faces a Special Prosecutor
Forty-Five

The Looming Specter of a Special Prosecutor

March 6, 2017

Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are growing after it was revealed recently that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to mention in his Senate confirmation hearings his meeting last year

Aung San Suu Kyi
Asia

The Dimming Light of Aung San Suu Kyi

March 2, 2017

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first met Aung San Suu Kyi in 2011 she described her as exhibiting “qualities I had glimpsed before in other former political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela and Václav Havel. 

Truman
History

Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

February 28, 2017

On August 6th, 1945, President Harry Truman was on board the USS Augusta off the coast of England.  Just before noon as he sat down for lunch, he was handed a map of Japan with

Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Moscow on the Potomac: Why Trump Must Not Trust Putin

February 15, 2017

Donald Trump is putting a lot of faith into a working relationship with Vladimir Putin, and it has already been costing him dearly before any clear set goals have been announced.  Trump’s remarks, often careless,