Thursday, January 18, 2018

America’s Secret War in Laos

By Joshua Kurlantzick, The Economist A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. THE bombing of Laos in the 1960s and early...

What Will Trump Do About North Korea?

North Korea put on quite a show earlier this week by setting off a missile and conducting launch tests. This was seen as a challenge to the United States...

Trump didn’t Go after China on Day One

by Heather Long, CNN MONEY Donald Trump pledged to get tough on China on Day One in office. It didn't happen. He specifically promised to call China out for being a "currency manipulator." It's...

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill to Boost Erdogan Powers

By Assosiated Press Staff, AP News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that...

The New World Order; Russia and the US

By Dan Jussaume, Frankly & Marshall College             The understatement of the century would be to say that Donald J. Trump is a divisive and...

Bandung Zoo: Animal Hell

Giuseppe Inglima, Franklin & Marshall College BANDUNG, Indonesia. Imagine taking your children to the zoo on a beautiful day, and once you arrive, you encounter skeleton-like animals covered in mud,...

Drugs, Vigilantes and The Philippines

  Drugs are bad for you. Society would mostly support stiffer penalties against people who deal drugs and who use them. However, what the Philippines have done in their war...

Cutting Condoms: H.I.V. Education Needed in the Philippines

Healthcare.  A basic human right.  More specifically, a human right outlined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) under Article 12 (UN Human Rights).  However,...

Syria Talks Set to Begin in Astana as Ceasefire Holds

By Zena Tahhan & Dylan Collins, AlJazeera News The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts. Astana, Kazakhstan -  Key...

North Korea: ‘More gift packages’ coming for the US

Aljazeera Pyongyang's UN ambassador says its biggest nuclear weapons test yet was a 'gift' addressed to the United States. North Korea has threatened to send "more gift packages" to the United...