Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, left, poses for a photograph with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, at Kiir's office in Juba, South Sudan. Adriane Ohanesian/REUTERS

Sudanese Sanctions Lifted

By Javan Latson For much of the nineties Sudan was very much an international pariah. The regime of President Omar Al-Bashir and the National Islamic Front tested the patience of its neighbors and the global…

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Looming Crisis in the Heart of Africa

By Thomas Bell Africa as a continent has a complicated history, but its modern past has been unstable and violent.  African countries, unable to cope with the ethnic, political, and economic constraints imposed by European…


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A Problem Like Maria

By Anne Hicks Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria, a smaller yet significantly more devastating storm. The destruction of the island, in the wake of Maria’s massive winds…


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The Continual Cold War Redux

By Noah Butler On December 26, 1991, the USSR officially dissolved when the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union voted the country out of existence. Since that historic day, which saw the end of one…


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Trump’s Habit of Abandonment

By Jessica McHale Traditionally, American presidents have encouraged diplomacy and peace through treaties and international agreements before resorting to threats or violence, as that is one of the most significant shared values demonstrated by democracies…



A crowd protests against government corruption outside the parliament of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, September 30, 2015.

Corruption in the Rainbow Nation

By James Raubenheimer The idealism, optimism, and hope that spurred from post-apartheid South Africa brought the country ahead and away from its recent dark past. Such a trend can be seen across many countries and…


German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christion Social Union (CSU) in Munich, Germany, on May 27, 2017, MATTHIAS BALK/AFP/Getty Images

Angela Merkel is no liberal

By Vikram Chaudhuri With the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, many liberal pundits found themselves in shock as a man who blatantly disregarded our constitutional norms and questioned America’s…