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German Southwest Africa

German Southwest Africa – History of Africa Part 15

Compared to other European powers like the French, the Belgians, and the British, the Germans were late to the great scramble game on the continent. Nevertheless, the Germans left their imprint on the continent...
fighting returns to Libya

Fighting Returns to Libya

The truce and political stalemate that suspended fighting in Libya’s civil war for nearly two years may have toppled into calamity over the weekend. On Saturday, more than 30 people were killed and 150...
China's New Economic Crisis

Bank Runs and Mortgage Boycotts – The Face of China’s New Economic Crisis

In the west, current events stories featuring China tend to focus on geopolitical risk in Taiwan, its Covid Zero strategy, or even the historic drought the country is enduring. But the global economy’s production...
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – The Focus of the War Shifts

The war in Ukraine is now six months old, and we are no closer to ending the fighting than we were on day one. While body counts and the list of atrocities continue to...
history of nigeria

The Making of Nigeria– History of Africa Part 14

The modern history of Nigeria happened relatively fast! At the beginning of the 19th century an Islamic cleric Usman Dan Fodio worked to bring the hundreds of tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria under...
violence in haiti

Violence in Haiti [PODCAST]

One year after the assassination of Haiti’s president, the country’s political and economic systems are in a state of free fall. The most recent evidence of this is a surge of gang violence in...
Protests in Panama

Watching and Learning from the Protests in Panama

Last week I wrote a brief to help our readers understand what is unfolding in Sri Lanka. An important fact to remember is that even though most mainstream media is not covering these events,...
What is going on in Sri Lanka

What is going on in Sri Lanka – A Sign of Things To Come

Protesters occupying the head of the government’s residence. Skyrocketing inflation. Fuel prices more than doubling. Food and medicine shortages. The president of Asia’s oldest democracy flees the country and sends his resignation by email....
ecuador

Ecuador in Chaos

The South American nation of Ecuador appears to be in a state of meltdown, experiencing its worst security crisis in decades. A general state of lawlessness has seemed to dominate the nation since the...
Summer of Global Protests

A Long Hot Summer of Global Protests

Nationwide protests are springing up across the world this summer. As frustrations rise to the surface, global crisis and chaos are exposing government ineptness.  *** Although a surge of summer protests occurs nearly every year across...