October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
The US and other first-world countries could aptly be categorized as the world’s most generous countries concerning the distribution of aid to developing foreign governments. Foreign aid or investment is generally viewed as a win-win scenario for the US: while the receiving party gets money to (hopefully) further develop their economy, the US receives good press and greater international prestige. Unfortunately, many [...] Read More
October 30, 2014 - 11:58am EDT
For the first time, a broad coalition of nations is pushing to refer North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution.
This development follows a series of efforts that began six months ago with a commission of inquiry report documenting the rampant human rights abuses in DPRK.
Several entities, including Citizens for Global Solutions and the [...] Read More
October 23, 2014 - 10:00am EDT
The Nigerian government has stated that it has finally secured the release of the more than 200 hundred girls abducted from a school in northeastern Nigeria. Days after this news surfaced, all that remains is confusion and doubt as to its validity.
On April 14, the Islamic militant group Boko Haram raided the Government Girls' Secondary School in Chibok, kidnapping over 200 hundred pupils ages 16-18. Boko Haram, whose [...] Read More
October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
When we think of forests, we think of those in the Amazon, China, Congo, Canada and many more places throughout the world. People throughout history have been drawn to forests, intrigued by the mysteries, adventures, and animals hidden within them. Forests today cover about 30 percent of the earth's surface, but each year we lose an area equivalent to the size of Panama.
Deforestation is the driving force behind the [...] Read More
October 17, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
If you’ve been keeping up with the news about the Islamic State (IS), you know that there is a strategic battle taking place in Kobane, a Syrian city close to the Turkish border. Currently, local Kurdish forces are doing their best to repel IS militants from the city with the aid of Western air support. The battle is far from over, as the Kurdish forces and the Turkish government have said that more ground troops would [...] Read More