The MOAB Mystery: Why Trump Bombed Afghanistan

MOAB is a weapon of massive proportions, but its consequences carry even greater magnitude. It is possible that its launch was a strategic maneuver, but more likely it is representative of the Trump administration’s increased willingness to use military powers.

The Wild West of the Far East: Uyghurs in Xinjiang

In Xinjiang, attacks on religious expression have long been seen as one dimension of a larger government campaign to repress Uyghur ethnic identity.

The Tragedies We Ignore

Why does a chemical attack evoke an immediate, large-scale response, while the starvation of hundreds of thousands in Syria is brushed aside?

Uncharacteristic Unrest: The Russian Public’s Protests of Putin

Unless Putin’s self-serving regime can give the Russian public something in the way of real progress, it will continue to make its voice heard.

Urban Visions: The Rising Cities of a New China

As China’s economy and population continue to grow, new housing patterns have emerged to address its urban housing needs.

Into Africa: Germany’s Proposed Marshall Plan

Germany is developing its own version of the Marshall Plan as it examines its relationship with the African continent.