Testimony on Capitol Hill: Day 1

Spanning two days and approximately nine hours of dialogue, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, withstood questioning from United States government officials on the social media platform’s ability to secure its users’ privacy.  Founded in…

Civilians Suffer at the Hands of Their Government

The Who:  Military: Syrian military forces, backed by and pro-Assad (supported by the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia)  Rebels: Syrian citizens/freedom-fighters, home grown and against Assad (supported by Russia and Iran)  Islamic State of Iraq…

Syrian Chemical Attack

The war in Syria is nowhere near resolution and as more fatalities occur, more human rights and war crimes occur. The latest weapons being used against civilians in Syria are chemical weapons. On Saturday, April…

North Korea Calls for Reunification

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to march together for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This will be the first time the two countries march together since 2006…

The World This Week 10/17

ASIA Pakistan/US- The Pakistani army was successful in rescuing a North American couple with their three children that had been held captive by the Afghan Taliban since 2012. The soldiers said that they received a…

The Puerto Rico Crisis

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, ravaged Puerto Rico in early September resulting in 1 million Puerto Ricans without power. Almost two weeks later, the American commonwealth was struck again by another Category 5 storm,…

The World This Week 10/9

ASIA China- After North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, China has asked North Korean companies in the Chinese territory to cease operations. This includes all Chinese companies with North Korean partners as well.…

The World this Week 19/9

ASIA Myanmar- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, has canceled on this month’s UN General Assembly meet as the unrest in the Rakhine state of her country increases. The unrest, which is caused…