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Critical Issues & Trends – Africa – What Is Happening in Libya

This backgrounder is meant to give you an understanding of what is happening in Libya today.
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The Ages of History

The history of international politics and warfare can be divided into four primary eras. Each distinct era represents changing ways in which power and influence functioned and were best utilized by the nations in...

7 Reasons Donald Trump Will Be the Next US President

Every respected poll currently shows Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. The Washington Post ran a story Monday entitled “The Presidency is Clinton’s to Lose.” Donald Trump has no...
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Kashmir Conflict Backgrounder

This post is part of my wider History of India series. Today we look at the history of the Kashmir conflict and also answer the question of Why is Kashmir so important? Why is Kashmir...
Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional

Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part One – The US and Mexico

Why is Latin America so dysfunctional, and plagued by poverty and violence? This 4-part series looks at the history of America's involvement and interference in Latin America. Part 1 looks at the historical relationship of between the US and Mexico.
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Timeline of US Policy & Intervention in the Middle East

Click on the infographic to zoom in for larger image on US Middle East policy and intervention. If you have found this infographic helpful you might also enjoy one of my blog series or podcast...
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Two – American Imperialism

This series continues the look at US and Latin American history. In part 2 we look at American imperialism in Latin America during the early 20th century.

Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Three – United Fruit Company

The United Fruit Company introduced a new level of corporate imperialism to Latin America and is key to understanding the modern dysfunctions in the region as well as America's relationship with its neighbors.
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What Is Going On in Sudan – Sudan Protests Fact Sheet and Backgrounder

This backgrounder on the growing crisis in Sudan explains what is currently taking place, how we got here and what the future might hold.
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Men Not Working – The Hidden Crisis in America

These men are invisible to the data we rely on to assess the health of the US economy because they are neither employed nor are they looking to be employed. They have either given up on being contributing members of the American economy and society or they never tried to be included in the first place.