Politics and Society

Can the Flint Water Crisis Inspire a Better Water System for the Rest?

Can the Flint Water Crisis Inspire a Better Water System for the Rest?

The water crisis of 2014/2015 has left an indelible mark on the residents of Flint, Michigan. While it’s difficult to shake the notion that something of this magnitude could even happen in a resource rich nation like the United States, there is a silver lining that can be taken awayRead More

Southeast Asia Drug War: What Exactly is The Golden Triangle?

Southeast Asia Drug War: What Exactly is The Golden Triangle?

In September 2015, Myanmar’s democratic stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to the country’s lawless drug producing region to publicize the country’s urgent need for anti-drug policy. The Southeast Asian country is a main player in global narco-trafficking, and its poppy cultivation has nearly tripled since 2006. Most of these illicit activities occur inRead More

How Could Middle East Countries Survive Without Oil?

How Could Middle East Countries Survive Without Oil?

As oil prices continue to fall to around $40 a barrel, many oil-dependent nations are seeing their main source of profit drying up. One particularly frightening report from the International Monetary Fund stated that most Middle Eastern countries could run out of money in just five years. But the oil-rich Middle East hasRead More

10 Biggest Con Artists Ever

10 Biggest Con Artists Ever

From scottish soldiers to slimy stock brokers we countdown the ten biggest con artists ever. 10. Lou Pearlman Thanks to this man, the Backstreet boys and boy band NSync were able to rise to prominence. However this wasn’t enough for Pearlman, so he became one of the biggest con artists of theRead More

How ISIS has Rised and Emerged as Terrorist Group

How ISIS has Rised and Emerged as Terrorist Group

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a phenomenon so terrible and shocking it seems impossible. It controls an area the size of the United Kingdom, commits mass atrocities, and launches terror attacks abroad. To understand ISIS, it helps to tell the story of its rise. That story begins far away andRead More

The Newest Countries in the World

The Newest Countries in the World

Over the past two decades, the world has seen the birth of ten new countries. Some have evolved out of violence or political unrest, while others are the result of peaceful independence movements and diplomacy. So, what are some of the world’s youngest countries? Well, in Europe, the three newest countries areRead More

Countries that are Trading the Most Weapons

Countries that are Trading the Most Weapons

In March 2016, the United States approved a deal to sell nearly $700 million dollars worth of smart bombs to the Turkish government. This purchase is part of the US’s Foreign Military Sales program, which uses the US government as an intermediary in facilitating arms sales to foreign countries. NotRead More

Why China Plans to Slow Down Its Industrial Revolution

Why China Plans to Slow Down Its Industrial Revolution

Up until the 18th century, historians argue that China was the most advanced nation in the world. Although at the time the concept didn’t really exist, they were by today’s standards a global superpower. But in the late 18th and early 19th centuries the tables turned. Caulfield steam engines inRead More

Which was the Reason Behind ISIS Attacks in Brussels?

Which was the Reason Behind ISIS Attacks in Brussels?

ISIS just claimed a major new terror attack in the Belgian capital of Brussels. To understand why they would do this, you have to look at something that changed for ISIS about a year ago and pretty far away in the middle east. So ISIS in the summer of 2014Read More

Top 10 Immigration Countries

Top 10 Immigration Countries

These are the top ten countries with the most foreign-born immigrants living there, and where the different groups in each country came from, according to a 2013 report by the United Nations. 10. Spain Number ten is Spain. Romanians are the biggest group in Spain. You’d think it would beRead More