Daily Archives: February 15, 2018

America Suffers Yet Another School Shooting

On February 14th, teenager Nikolas Cruz rampaged through Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, as reported by The Guardian. Equipped with this weapon and reportedly “countless magazines” of ammunition according to eyewitness accounts, Cruz, a 19-year old who had been expelled from the school […]

North Korea And Olympic Politics

On Friday, the 23rd Winter Games commenced in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Amongst millions of cheering spectators, the North and South Korean teams marched in the Opening Ceremonies under a specially created white and blue banner, representing unification. Korean government officials from both sides of the peninsula shook hands, while U.S. […]

The Symbolic Ceremonial Olympic March Of The Koreas: What Does It Mean For Diplomacy?

On February 9th, 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang began. During the commencement ceremonies, an event took place that baffled and amazed many – North and South Korean athletes walked out together under a unification flag. In addition, North Korean athletes were added to roasters to compete alongside South Korean […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

Concluding a yearlong graft investigation, Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged with alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two separate corruption cases. The first, known as Case 1000, relates to accusations that Netanyahu accepted almost $300,000 in gifts from two business […]

Victims Caught In Syrian And Turkish Relations

In Northern Syria, on the border with Turkey, the “People’s Protection Unit” or YPG (in Kurdish, Yekîneyên Parastina Gel) have occupied the town of Afrin. The YPG have been linked to the separatist group the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK (in Kurdish, Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê), who are based in Turkey […]