With Boeing’s 737 MAX Continuing to Face Worldwide Grounding, the Airplane Manufacturer Faces Tough Questions

December 12, 2019

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January 30, 2019

For the first time in European Parliamentary history, Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union was enacted against a member state–Hungary–for its systemic breaches of the EU’s founding values. Among those values were its failures to accept migrants seeking refuge...

November 5, 2018

“They wouldn't let me sleep, they would hang me up for hours and would beat me. They had thick wooden and rubber batons, whips made from twisted wire, needles to pierce the skin, pliers for pulling out the nails. All these tools were displayed on the table in front of...

March 10, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to controversy. Prime Minister since 2009, and before that from 1996 to 1999, the man affectionately called “Bibi” by his supporters has remained a divisive figure since his early involvement in Israeli politics....

March 10, 2018

“It always makes one smile when one sees masses of people demonstrating because of a supposed lack of democracy.”

Those were the words Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had to offer in light of the massive April 2017 protests in Budapest.

“This is rather funny,” he c...

December 21, 2017

In 2011, after countless protests against the authoritarian regime of Yemen, which had held power since 1978, then President Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down in an effort to ease the social and political tensions that were overtaking the already economically deprived re...

December 21, 2017

The most persecuted minority of our time is a people most of us have never heard of before this year. Though it is arguable many other groups hold claim to this title, very few fear extermination as the stateless Rohingya do. Upwards of 1 million have fled from Myanmar...

November 1, 2017

Duterte is many things, but uncontroversial is not one of them. From making rape jokes to encouraging vigilantes to take criminal justice into their own hands, Duterte is perhaps one of the most divisive figures in Filipino, and even Southeast Asian, politics. Is Duter...

October 2, 2017

It seems that there is no rest in sight for the Kenyan electoral system, which has blown from one crisis to another since the August 8th presidential election was declared invalid by the nation's Supreme Court. The election, a victory for incumbent President Uhuru Keny...

October 2, 2017

The constitutional amendment that now has both parliamentary and public approval gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan almost unchecked power.

Previously, the president did not have official executive powers – creating friction between presidents and their prime ministers. Mr. Erd...

September 4, 2017

Prior to the start of this summer, only two countries had failed to sign onto the Paris climate agreement. Those two countries were Syria and Nicaragua, the former of which has been ravaged by a bloody civil war and the latter of which boasts a low GDP and income per c...

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