In the Spotlight

Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls’ rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.

Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming

The Paris Agreement on climate change, was signed in New York in April by 175 countries—the largest, single-day signing ceremony in history. Every nation has been encouraged to join the chorus of voices combating climate change. So why has Taiwan been left on the sidelines?

How the Rest of the World Sees Donald Trump

The international press reaction to Trump's rise has been largely negative, taking a humorous, and critical, look at his candidacy, from his outrageous Trumpisms to his outlandish hair. The bottom line? The world doesn’t think Donald Trump would make a great president.

Why Is It So Hard for Some Americans to Vote?

States that have adopted discriminatory restrictions or will likely see enhanced voter intimidation efforts, include Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Texas. And make no mistake about it. It’s all about race.

Viewpoints: How Accurate Are the U.S. Election Polls?

The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continues to tighten, and not a second goes by without pundits and the media scrutinizing the election polls and tracking the candidates' performances. But polls aren’t votes. What if the polls are all wrong?

Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?

Sixty-six million years ago, planet Earth was forever changed when a six-mile-wide asteroid smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula, triggering a series of events that killed off the dinosaurs.

Viewpoints: Panama Papers Explained

Rich, famous and politically powered individuals are secretly cheating international law by hiding their fortunes in anonymous, legal, offshore shell companies, allowing them to skirt tax laws and make major money moves in the shadows.

Middle East

ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt

James Stafford

Viewpoints: Violence Between Israel and Palestine

Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

Teri Schure



The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek

Teri Schure

Global Refugee Crisis Deepens by the Day

Joshua Pringle

Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Dalan McEndree



Taiwan's Participation in the WHO Annual Assembly Is Vital to Ensuring Global Health Security

Dr. Tzou-yien Lin, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Myanmar: Transition Within Transition

Rajiv Bhatia

Viewpoints: North Korea Tests Nuclear Bomb



Viewpoints: Donald Trump Denies Existence of Climate Change

Viewpoints: Is Tax Avoidance Destroying America?

The Trump Transport: How Hispanics Will Be Delivered to Their Final Destinations

Teri Schure



Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba

Angela Smith Kirkman

Renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Udunopa B. Abalu


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