Genocide Fears in the Central African Republic

Genocide Fears in the Central African Republic

Fears of tragedy are rising as the United Nations warns of a genocide in the Central African Republic. The latest violence could serve as an “early warning sign” for a genocide, said UN emergency aid coordinator Stephen O’Brien on Monday in New York after a trip to the region. He called for the UN Mission there to be increased. So […]

Mercosur Ejects Venezuela

The symbolic act aims to pressure Caracas and cement Mercosur's advocacy of democracy in Latin America.

Mercosur Ejects Venezuela

Objections from Uruguay had previously prevented Mercosur from taking more strenuous action against Venezuela. But the recent events in that country have eroded the last remaining support that Nicolás Maduro still had in the South American trade union. The foreign ministers of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay decided on Saturday in São Paulo on the “political suspension” of Venezuela […]

Trump Weighs in on Qatar

Trump Weighs in on Qatar

Donald Trump took to his favorite communication medium, Twitter, today to weigh in on the current diplomatic crisis in the Middle East in which multiple countries cut ties with Qatar over its alleged funding of terrorists. Trump appeared to take credit for the development after his recent trip to the region. During my recent trip […]

Merkel Wins Key Victory in Regional Elections

Merkel Wins Key Victory in Regional Elections

Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) scored a major victory today in elections held in North Rhine – Westphalia. That party defeated the Social Democrats (SD) in a major upset. North Rhine – Westphalia is the largest German state and its heavily industrialized cities have for years been reliably in the Social Democrat column. […]

North Korea: No Good Options

North Korea: No Good Options

In February, 2013 former NBA basketball start Dennis Rodman traveled to North Korea to view an exhibition basketball game and meet with the country’s new leader, Kim Jong-Un. Rodman called him “my friend” when he returned to the United States. Kim Jong-Un is said to be an enormous fan of the NBA. Joking on his […]

Boko Haram Releases 82 Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Releases 82 Schoolgirls

The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram caused an international sensation in 2014 by kidnapping nearly 300 girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. Their crime, in the view of the group, was simply attending school. The social media movement #BringBackOurGirls was able to nothing to secure their release. Now, it looks as though a […]