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Latin American Elections in 2018 Part I: Cuba, Brazil

Latin American Elections in 2018 Part I: Cuba, Brazil

Practically since its inception, the United States has professed its vested interest in strong self-government in Latin America. That interest varied from the idealistic — “We consider their interest and ours as the same, and that the object of both must be to exclude all European influence from this hemisphere,” […]

India’s Tax Reform Boosts Business Friendliness Rankings

India’s Tax Reform Boosts Business Friendliness Rankings

Between headlines of the White House’s latest administration-ending scandal and Robert Mueller’s progress in the Trump-Russia probe, vital news about a rising superpower slipped completely under the American media’s radar. In the World Bank Group’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business Index rankings, which rewards better business environments and simpler regulations, […]

The Short and Long Term Impacts of the KRG Referendum

The Short and Long Term Impacts of the KRG Referendum

On September 25th, the Kurdistan Region overwhelmingly voted for independence, with the final tally being at a 92% independence vote throughout the referendum. Immediately after the results of the referendum were confirmed, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) immediately stated that it intended to negotiate with Baghdad with a clear political […]

After the 2017 Snap Election, Brexit Could Go Either Way

After the 2017 Snap Election, Brexit Could Go Either Way

In my predictions for the 2017 snap election, I claimed that in all likelihood, Theresa May and the Tories would secure a larger parliamentary majority, and that majority would more than likely not affect Brexit negotiations as it would neither change the European Union’s terms nor strengthen the UK’s leverage. […]

Russia’s Arctic Policy: What Happens Next?

Russia’s Arctic Policy: What Happens Next?

Over the past decade, Russia has invested billions of dollars into restoring Soviet Arctic air and naval bases in hopes of expanding Russian territory, a potential flashpoint in U.S.-Russia relations. These investments suggest that Russia is positioning its military as an indemnity in order to illicitly extract priceless natural resources […]

Could North Korea-US tensions Culminate to Armed Conflict?

Could North Korea-US tensions Culminate to Armed Conflict?

Just a few days ago, the US Secretary of State claimed the country must “prepare for the worst”, as a result of rising tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. President Donald Trump has chosen to approach the situation with an aggressive posture, stating that […]