Ukraine: The New Cold War Battleground
Dpt. of State / Europe / Events / Foreign Policy / National Security / Politics / Russia / Sanctions / UN

Ukraine: The New Cold War Battleground

Tensions in Ukraine have been running high since ousted president Viktor Yanukovych brokered an economic deal with Russia in November, spurring month-long protests that eventually led to the overthrow of the government. A new, pro-West Ukrainian government was installed last week, naming Oleksandr Turchinov as president and opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister until … Continue reading

America / Economy / Europe / Foreign Policy / Iran / National Security / Politics / Presidency / Sanctions / U.S. Domestic Policy / UN

WARNING: the Adverse Effects of Unilateral Sanctions

Last week, Congress overwhelmingly voted to increase sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although nuclear nonproliferation has become my life work’s purpose, I can’t, in my right mind, agree with our government’s decision to add increased sanctions. On the other Before you stop reading, hear me out. First, let’s examine the general reasons for … Continue reading

The Rise of Neo-Nazism
America / Europe / Foreign Policy / Politics / Russia / UN

The Rise of Neo-Nazism

Most common, national identity is created through a shared language and culture, but most recently, shared history has risen as the predominant factor in uniting people who share a passport. Among the former Soviet countries, shared history is the essence of national identity; citizens of Russia are united in referencing World War II as the … Continue reading

Rule of Law / UN

The first verdict delivered from the International Criminal Court

The United Nations drafted the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2002. However, it should be understood that the ICC is an independent international organization and not under the authority of the United Nations. The ICC serves as an international court system, in The Hague, Netherlands and is supported by 120 … Continue reading

Healthcare / Politics / UN

One successful Millennium Development Goal can have many positive outcomes

The United Nations’ “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) are a set of eight target areas that many nations believed needed improvement and should be universally available to all world citizens. With access to international funding and global support, many nations have been working towards achieving the following goals: “eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary … Continue reading

Healthcare / Other / UN

World Health Organization Releases New Statistics

The World Health Organization released their annual data book on health-related data of its 193 Member States. Data includes topics ranging from  Health Expenditures and health workforce, infrastructure and essential medicines. Below, I created a quick visual that gives a small preview of the new report with key and interesting information pertaining to certain countries. … Continue reading