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Monday, November 19, 2018

The First Wives Club

China has a new president in Xi Jingping, and with him comes a new first lady.  Peng Liyuan, an iconic pop/folk-singer in her own...

Republican or Democrat: does it matter for US foreign policy?

First there was the US Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida where Clint Eastwood’s now infamous stint of speaking to an empty chair with...

French forces enter Mali

On 30 January French and Malian forces entered Kidal, a town in Mali 200 kilometres south of the Algerian border, liberating the last large...

Washington Navy Yard shooting raises complex questions about gun violence

On 16 September, a 34-year-old former naval reservist named Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at Washington, DC's Navy Yard, the ceremonial and administrative centre...

Supreme Court of the United States issues two major decisions on...

The United States Supreme Court ruled on its most contentious cases of the session today regarding equality under the law for same-sex couples. The...

Syrian crisis faces political impasse

International efforts to address Syria’s worsening humanitarian crisis have been piecemeal and continue to confront severe obstacles both diplomatically and on the ground. At the...

The fate of the new Kenyan president, the legitimacy of the...

The election of any new president is a time of change for a nation, and Kenya is no different. Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, stood tall...

The tensions of social change

This year has seen the proposal of laws in France and Denmark to legalize gay marriage, and in France’s case, the allowing of homosexual...

President Obama Attempts to Settle the Gun Debate with Camp David...

Earlier this month, The White House sought to end questions about President Obama’s experience with guns by releasing a photo of him skeet shooting...

Anti-austerity strikes sweep across Europe

A wide outbreak of anti-austerity strikes swept across cities in Europe, such as Madrid and Lisbon, on Wednesday 14 November, as the result of...