Tagged: world

A Brief History of Gay Rights in Russia

The ushering in of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia has brought an intense media focus on the Russian government’s condemnatory views on homosexual rights in that country. Let’s be honest. Going...

Nuclear States Continue to Amass Weapons

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released a yearbook detailing the activity of the five legally recognised nuclear armed states. Disturbingly, the report signifies a trend towards increased construction and retention of...

Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban are portrayed as the enemy of America in the mainstream media, and the term itself is used liberally when discussing terrorism. Often mentioned whenever a terrorist act occurs in Central Asia or...

North Korea : An Unsettling Roar

Kim Jong Un’s recent bellicose rhetoric aimed squarely at the United States has scaled new heights of brinksmanship. So ferocious has been his performance that the US State Department and the military have deliberately...