Can Vladimir Putin annex more land for Russia in Finland? Image by Russian government.

Putin’s Hit List: Is Finland Next?

Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin has illegally invaded and annexed Crimea, all President Obama can do now is sit back and watch. Mr. Obama can’t take any military action, as Ukraine is not part of NATO and any deployment of troops would not be for the protection of a […]

by · April 16, 2014 · World
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently won over 45% of the vote in local elections, a big victory for both him and his party, the AKP. Image by World Economic Forum.

Back on Top: What Erdogan’s Local Elections Victory Means for Turkey

With all the recent tension and turmoil following the ousting of Ukraine’s former leader Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s subsequent invasion of Crimea, it’s easy to forget about some of the other nations in Eastern Europe. For example, look at Turkey. Even in the face of protests similar to those leading […]

by · April 9, 2014 · World
El Chapo being apprehended by police in February. Image by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images.

The Hollow Victory of El Chapo

Having a height of only 5 feet, 6 inches, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (so named for his short stature), does not look all that intimidating. He was, however, one of the most powerful drug lords in Mexico and the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel until he was captured last month. […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Features and Opinion, World
Protesters in Kiev march in opposition to Russia's invasion of Crimea. Image by 	ВО Свобода.

Ukraine: Where East Meets West

From military intervention, to political conditions on humanitarian aid, to economic isolation, the United States has flaunted its political power throughout the world for decades. But with Ukraine becoming a battleground between East and West, one may ask, “What role should the U.S. play in this looming conflict?”  There is […]

Rebel soldiers rest in a camp in the Northeastern Central African Republic. Image by hdptcar.

Chaos and Bloodshed in the Central African Republic

The current conflict in the Central African Republic is probably one of the most gruesome wars occurring in modern times. Daily, children come home to find their parents gone. Parents often return home to see their children missing. While the UN is desperately trying to mitigate the chaos by sending […]

by · February 27, 2014 · World
Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked his country's reputation on a successful Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Image by Russian government.

Tensions in Sochi

Deadly bombings. Harsh legislation. Tense relations. These are only some of the problems facing the leaders of Russia as the Sochi Winter Olympics enters its second week. President Vladmir Putin has certainly made a name of himself this past year or so, transforming Russia from the classic Soviet socialist government […]

by · February 13, 2014 · World
One of the most notorious Iranian nuclear plants is located just north of the city of Natanz. Image by Orijentolog.

Hope for the Future: Iran’s Nuclear Deal

On Monday, January 20, 2014, the six-month Iran nuclear deal officially came into force after months of negotiations and tension. Iran, suspected to be enriching uranium for use in nuclear bombs despite sanctions and other anti-nuclear levies, has agreed to halt its enrichment program in return for a temporary, limited […]

by · February 11, 2014 · World
The Horror within the North Korean Concentration Camps

The Horror within the North Korean Concentration Camps

Deep within North Korean borders lies a dark secret, and only within the past couple of years has this story come to light. This secret is the North Korean concentration camp system, which is no longer concealed from public view after the aid of satellite photos of the prisons and […]

by · January 28, 2014 · World
Mourning Nelson Mandela

Mourning Nelson Mandela

Last week, Nelson Mandela died after a long battle with lung problems. He was most famous for being a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. People all over the world have mourned his death over […]

by · December 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been instrumental in opening up nuclear negotiations with the West. Photo by Iranian Government.

A Deal at Last in Iran

Two weeks ago in Geneva, Switzerland, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton formally announced that the UK, United States, Russia, France, China, and Germany (the P5+1) had reached a nuclear deal with Iran after countless months of negotiations. For some, this deal could not come sooner. However, others despised […]

by · December 4, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World