The French Rassemblement National has long been one of the largest populist radical right parties in Europe. In 2011, Marine Le Pen became the leader of the party and started the process of bringing the party into the mainstream in an attempt to get rid of its extremist image. In this special report, I look […]
The U.N. peacekeeping department last week banned the deployment of non-essential Sri Lankan army troops in U.N. peacekeeping missions, citing the country’s appointment of an alleged war criminal to a top military post. The appointment of Sri Lanka’s new army chief, Lt. General Shavendra Silva, was criticized by the U.N., the United States, and the […]
With Netflix’s release of “The Great Hack” late July 2019, Tiffany Kwok reflects on the actions of Cambridge Analytica, and how the data scandal changed the way the world viewed social media data collection.
What do people think about NATO in distinct regions of the world? The easiest way to answer this question is to look at various NATO opinion polls that have been conducted in different countries over the years. The United States As of 2019, 77 percent of Americans say NATO should be preserved. This support has […]
In light of a recent new study on the benefits of shared food in negotiations and discussions, David Lazzam reflects on the role of cuisine in international diplomacy.
June 28th, 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, the event that completely changed the the course of the LGBTQ rights movement for generations to come.
June 14, 2019 marks two years since the shocking Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. A key function of all governments is to protect their citizens, including both international and domestic protection, something which is being tested and tried on a large scale. The Grenfell fire has shown that for several decades, there has been a […]