If there’s one thing the recent debate over healthcare has made clear, it’s that Americans are fed up with a system characterized by cost, complexity,…View More Complications: Americans’ Confusion Over Healthcare is Costing Them
On June 10th 2014, the Tea Party movement may have either saved or shattered the Republican Party. Republican Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor…View More Cantor Canned; Run, Ryan, Run
As separatists in Eastern Ukraine hoist new Donetsk Republic flags over captured government buildings, Russia masses 40,000 troops along the Ukrainian border, and the Ukrainian…View More Neither War Nor Peace
On Tuesday, Mexican authorities announced the arrest of 46 criminals posing as vigilantes in the town of Huetamo in the southwestern state of Guerrero. This…View More The Vigilante Militia Presence in Mexico: Self-Defense or Self-Interest?
Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17th 2014 in his home in Mexico City. Although García Márquez was 87 and he had been in poor health for…View More Descansa en paz Gabo (1927-2014)
I wish events in Ukraine were not so easy to predict. It was clear from the time of the “Revolution” that Crimea would declare independence…View More The Future of Ukraine is Grim
China’s rapid economic interest in the African continent is quite possibly the most important trend in the Africa’s foreign relations since the end of the…View More Chinese Investment in Africa: Sustainable Development or Neocolonialism?
Syria’s ongoing deadly civil war, Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and a renewed focus to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are the three main diplomatic maneuvers currently…View More A Return to Public Diplomacy in the Middle East
Violence is nothing new to Eastern Europe, as the most recent events in Ukraine show. However, there are fears among many analysts that the example…View More Bosnia: The Next Ukrainian Crisis?
It is Thursday 24 October, 2013, 4:10pm to be exact. I am waiting outside a normal-looking home in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am nervous. The…View More 10 Minutes with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
It is surprising to think that among two of the most developed nations in Southeast Asia, water stands as one of the most contested issues.…View More Water Security in Southeast Asia
If you were to turn on just about any news channel right now, the main story would be the ongoing standoff in the Crimea region…View More Opinion: Caracas ≠ Crimea?