Americas

The Presidential Election and U.S. Democracy

A belief in the paradigmatic nature of mature Western democracies is notoriously widespread. Nothing could be further from the truth. We, here in the...

President Santos Warns of Return to War if Peace Agreement is Voted Down

If the peace agreement that the government of Colombia has negotiated with armed revolutionaries is voted down by the Colombian people, the country would...

To impeach or not to impeach (Part II)

The Temer government Mr Temer’s interim government has been marked by aggressive contention measures, polemic decrees, an over homogeneous team of (arguably honest) ministers...

A brief analysis on the latest, confusing and conflicting events in Brazilian politics (Part I)

As the Upper House voted for Ms Rousseff’s suspension, many questions were raised. The people, the media, opportunist and well-intentioned public figures, they all...

The Mighty Have Fallen: American Space Dependency on Russia

The space program that gave the United States much-deserved global recognition is looking very different today. Somewhat embarrassingly, the United States relies on the...

Trump’s ‘spoiler’ campaign for the Clintons is turning into a fierce feud for the US Presidency

Over the years, the New York Billionaire property developer and TV personality famous for The Apprentice Donald Trump has made a number of remarks...

The Trump Doctrine Explained

“My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else.” Donald Trump’s recent speech discussed his...

President Obama’s Legacy

As the 2016 elections enter the general election season, everyone will be anticipating who will be the next president. Before everyone moves onto the...

The hypocrisy of regime change

Why is the US so enamored of regime change? From coups (too many to count) in Latin America, to destroying democracy in 1950s Iran,...

US Foreign Policy Challenges in East Asia

Despite the media’s constant barrage of news pertaining to the Middle East, another region that is strategically imperative to the US is East Asia....

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