Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

South Sudan Buying Guns Rather Than Butter

Late last month, the South Sudanese government and three United Nations agencies declared that famine had hit two counties in South Sudan. The direct result of the prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis has continued to ravage the war-scarred East African nation. When the crisis was announced, more […]

The United States Speaks: G20 Without Free Trade And Climate Change

On March 18th, G20 leaders rejected a previous commitment for free trade and climate change. The decision is rooted in the pressure from US President Trump’s “America First” policy and his claims that climate change is a “hoax,” which have swayed the forum’s view on these two major goals. This is […]

China Urges US Not To Respond Rashly To North Korean Missile Tests

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stay “cool-headed” following the latter’s aggressive response to recent missile tests by North Korea. Pyongyang has been working towards a functional nuclear missile system for quite some time now, but it made noted progress on March […]

US Takes A Tougher Stance Against North Korea: China Urges US To Be ‘Cool-headed”

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has stated the possibility of using military force against North Korea if their weapons programs threaten South Korean and US forces. North Korea is developing long-range nuclear missiles, which Tillerson claims have reached “a rather dangerous level.” Tillerson announced the tougher stance of the […]

Scotland Calls For A Second Independence Referendum: What This Means For Their Future

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has made calls this past week for a second referendum on Scottish independence. This comes only three years after the last referendum, something that would seem unbelievable, except for the fact that the political landscape has changed completely: last June a monumental vote was […]

The White House’s Proposed Budget: A Drastic Change

The White House is seeking a radical alteration of US foreign policy. The Trump administration plans to reduce its commitment to foreign aid and diplomacy through substantial funding cuts in the administration’s new budget plan. The purported purpose of this budget proposal is to “free up funding for critical priorities […]