The Cold War II

by Colin Pummel From 1945 to the late 1980s, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a global conflict that became the Cold War. This period saw huge advancements in technology, and was in part responsible for the massive cultural change that occurred in response to such innovations as the Internet, as […]

Controversy Continues Regarding Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

by Gabrielle Dennis Continuing discussion about Syrian refugees has highlighted international concerns about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Australia joined the United States, Canada and many other nations in September 2015, by offering to take refugees displaced by the Syrian Civil War. Prime Minister at the time, Tony Abbott, pledged to take 12,000 refugees affected […]

ASEAN Holds Summit at Sunnylands Retreat

by Tim Giang The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held a two-day summit on February 15 and 16 at Sunnylands Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. It was the first U.S.-ASEAN Summit held in America and, in an indication of the significance of this conference, U.S. president Barack Obama presided over the meetings. Open navigation […]

The Syrian Knot

by Trent Broeckel There is not a more complicated issue currently ongoing in the world today than Syria. In Syria there is not just one war, but three: a civil war, wars against Islamic State, otherwise known as IS, ISIS, or ISIL, and a complex series of proxy wars. The Syrian Civil War, though quite complicated, […]