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Humanitarian Development In The Press Conferences But Not Enough On The Table At This Year’s G20

It was with an expected degree of irresolution that this year’s G20 Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany, following discussions held over July 7th and 8th. Questions of Donald Trump’s presidency, in particular, dominated media coverage of the event as the American president engaged in publicized one-on-one meetings with Russia’s Vladimir […]


Potential Game Changer In Syria: Trump Abandons Failed CIA Program

President Donald Trump appears to be charting a coherent executive foreign policy that is the prerogative of every incumbent president, despite widespread opposition by the mainstream media, Congress, the Republican and Democratic establishments, and U.S. intelligence agencies, which have been at odds with President Trump since he proposed pragmatic cooperation […]


The Struggle For Peace: Are Treaties Effective In Diminishing The Threat Of Nuclear Violence?

According to the United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs, nuclear weapons are among some of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction on earth. Atomic bombs have the ability to obliterate cities, to kill millions, and to destroy the environment in the process. In an effort to end the development of […]


Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]


How The United States Chooses Its Battles

Last Thursday, The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan branch of Congress, held a hearing for activists to address the human rights violations that have allegedly been committed during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Duterte, since taking office, has already killed over 7,000 citizens, according to Human Rights […]


Congress Voices Opposition To Continued U.S Involvement In Yemen

On Friday, July 14, the U.S House of Representatives voted to restrict U.S military intervention in Yemen’s civil war and reassess Washington’s strong backing of the Saudi-led forces against the Houthi rebels. It has been over two years since conflict engulfed the Arab world’s poorest nation, and the criticism voiced […]


Drug Treatment In The United States Taking A Dangerous Turn

The opioid crisis in the United States is an issue that has drawn a lot of attention, but government policies are threatening to make the situation significantly worse. The opioid crisis is something that the entire United States has been made aware of through substantial reporting. According to the American […]


China’s Trade With North Korea Has Increased, Despite Import Ban On Coal

Trade between China and North Korea has risen in the first half of 2017, reaching a value of approximately $2.6 billion between January and July. On Thursday, a Chinese government official stated that this number reflects an approximate 10% increase over the figures collected last year during this period. It […]


The Laptop Ban On Flights: A New Tool Of Division

In March 2017 both the U.S. and the U.K. instituted a ban on large electronic devices being taken onto flights as hand luggage on flights coming from a variety of Muslim countries. Whilst phones are still permitted on these flights, larger items, such as Kindles, tablets, and laptops are prohibited […]