Matthew Simmons


About Matthew Simmons

Matthew is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism at the University of Rochester.

No End In Sight For Protests Against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Mass protests occurred this past Friday in Algeria and continued over the weekend, with tens of thousands coming out to show their displeasure with the President. This was the third consecutive week of protests, and it doesn’t look like they are slowing down. The protesters are specifically opposed to President […]


Princess Reema Appointed As Saudi Arabia’s First Female U.S Ambassador

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia appointed its first female Ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud’s designation was announced in a royal decree on Saturday, a move that seems to be attempting to heal the strained relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia which had since […]


Proposed Government Coalition Rejected By Swedish Parliament

Following a two month period since Sweden held its last general election, the representatives of the Riksdag, Sweden’s national legislature, rejected the proposed minority coalition which would have been led by the nation’s second largest party, the Moderates. The vote which was held on the 14th, came in at 195 […]


South Korea’s Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Conscientious Objection To Military Service 1

On Thursday, South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled that men can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds without punishment. This decision comes after years of South Korean law that required able-bodied men to serve at least two years in the nation’s military. In 2004, the Supreme Court […]