Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

President Trump’s Executive Order Cuts $60 Billion In Funding From The UN

An executive order recently signed by President Donald Trump will significantly impact U.S. funding to international organizations, in particular, the United Nations, and their peacekeeping operations. The United States contributes the most in the world to the United Nations accounting for nearly 29% of total funding. With the new executive […]

US Responds To Iranian Missile Test With Threats, Sanctions

Following an Iranian ballistic missile test, US President Donald Trump’s administration threatened that it was “officially putting Iran on notice.” The US Treasury has since issued a round of sanctions against Iran, even as the international community expresses fears of escalating tensions. On Sunday, January 29th Iran conducted a medium-range […]

Race, Inequality, And Police Brutality In France

On Thursday 2 February, a 22-year-old man was raped and brutalized by police officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois. Theo, cleared of any criminal activity, suffered severe injuries from the sexual assault. This latest attack reflects a disturbing reality for those living in the banlieues of Paris, which are the impoverished neighbourhoods and […]

The U.S. Reaffirms Support For Key Allies In Asia-Pacific

President Trump’s Cabinet member, Defense Secretary James Mattis recently paid a trip to two Asian countries, namely South Korea and Japan. Both countries have been uncertain about the U.S. attitude towards alliances because of President Trump suggestion that they should develop their own nuclear weapons to defend themselves during his campaign. […]