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 Perils of Emigration from the Northern Triangle

Instead of Mexico, the countries of the Northern Triangle—Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador—now supply 85 percent of Latin American immigrants entering the United States.

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?

Protest: The South Korean Weapon of Choice

The ability to organize mass protest in a non-violent manner can be accredited to South Korea’s history and experiences in its fight for democracy.

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.