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The Arctic has, on the whole, played a relatively insignificant role in political history. Until recently, the region’s impenetrable frozen climate made any attempts at…View More Geopolitics of Arctic Climate Change and an Arms Race on Top of the World
The realm of piracy is ever changing. The era of salty buccaneers with skulls and crossbones is in the far past. Even the better-known pirates…View More Pirates in the Strait of Malacca: An old problem that needs a new solution.
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, famously said, “All my economists say, ‘on the one hand…on the other’. Give me a one-handed…View More Inter-Americas Immigration Ignored in Debates Over Trans-Pacific Partnership
David Cameron travelled to Jamaica earlier this month with an agenda to discuss trade. His talking points however, were quickly pushed aside by Jamaican calls…View More Jamaica and the Case for Reparations
My curiosity in the nature of the men powering the Islamic State (IS), grew out of a line from Philip Zimbardo’s book, The Lucifer Effect.…View More Moving Parts: A Look at Where Islamic State Gets its Man and Machine Power From
The Islamic State (or, alternatively, ISIS or ISIL) is considered to be the richest terror organization in the world; as of June 2014, it was…View More ISIS’ Looting Economy: Financial and Cultural Implications