Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

U.S. Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Further Increases To Military Spending, Threatens Arms Races With Rivals 1

Last week, the United States Congress approved a $716 billion military spending bill for the 2019 fiscal year. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate floor by 87 votes to 10, with 40 Democrats joining most Republicans. U.S. military spending, which increased by $94 billion […]

Indonesia’s New ‘Anti-Rights’ Vice Presidential Candidate

As formal nominations for Indonesia’s upcoming presidential elections drew to a close last week, current Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced his new vice presidential candidate, Ma’ruf Amin. This nomination surprised many who expected former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Mohammad Mahfud Mahmodin to be chosen. Jokowi’s decision to […]