We Were, And Still Are, Poorly Prepared For A Global Pandemic

Some saw the current Coronavirus crisis coming as far out as November of 2019. Some blew the whistle as early as January of 2020. Some media outlets (World Affairs Center) and elected officials (Senator Tom Cotton) urged action in that same time period. But yet here we are in the first week of May still suffering the global repercussions of the Coronavirus outbreak. Why? Because … Continue reading We Were, And Still Are, Poorly Prepared For A Global Pandemic

Iran Shoots Down Civilian Airliner

On the same night Iran launched strikes on US military bases in Iraq, Americans woke up the news that a civilian airliner had crashed just after taking off from Tehran, Iran en route to Ukraine. The crash instantly killed all 176 civilians on board, including 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, four Britons and three Germans. Due to the tension in … Continue reading Iran Shoots Down Civilian Airliner

What Comes Next With Iran

As expected, the responses to President Trump’s decision to eliminate Iranian General and Terrorist Qassem Soleimani has been mixed across the world. In the United States, Republicans have expressed support for the move, while Democrats have expressed frustration with both the move and the process, notably that Congress was not informed. Across the world, the mix of reactions is similar. The German government reportedly supports … Continue reading What Comes Next With Iran

Four Years After Charlie Hebdo: An Angry French Republic

Four years ago, the world watched in horror as the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a well known satirical magazine, was targeted for attack by two terrorists linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen. The two attackers struck Charlie Hebdo claiming they were upset by the magazines publication of an image critical of the Prophet Mohammed. The attackers, who killed 12 people in Paris, were killed two … Continue reading Four Years After Charlie Hebdo: An Angry French Republic

Canada And Mexico On The World Stage In 2018

This is the second part of our series examining the impacts world leaders will have and the issues they will face on the world stage for the remainder of 2018. This section covers Canada and Mexico, the United States’ neighbors in North America. In Canada we focus on popular liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In Mexico, current President Enrique Pena Nieto is not eligible for … Continue reading Canada And Mexico On The World Stage In 2018