China recently turned down a port call request by U.S. aircraft carrier Stennis in Hong Kong, indicating an ever chillier relationship between the two countries. Kristyn Byrne explores this relationship by looking at disputes over the South China Sea.
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ISIS in Libya: NATO Allies Faltering Once Again
Kristyn Byrne discusses ISIS activity in Libya and the complexities of involving NATO in the fight.
Climate Change and India’s ‘Right to Development’
Kristyn discusses the pollution problems in India and how this rising power works to lower its carbon footprint.
The End of the Search for Arctic Oil?
Taking a closer look at oil wells in Alaska.
The FARC and Colombia Set to End 50 Year War
After 50 years of warfare and nearly three years of negotiations, Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have signed a breakthrough peace commitment. Last week in Havana Cuba, President Santos and FARC leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez presided over a ceremony where the broad outlines of a peace deal were defined. Read More…
Only “4 or 5” U.S. Trained Soldiers Left in Syria
Kristyn discusses the American training of Syrian soldiers and the challenges that lay ahead.
Canadian Man Detained Without Charge in the UAE
Kristyn Byrne discusses the case of Canadian Salim Alaradi detained in UAE.
Mountains of Garbage Spark Protests in Lebanon
Garbage crisis in Lebanon gets stinky.
Military Combat: Women Still Not Eligible
First women graduated from the U.S Army Ranger Course, yet not allowed to enter the elite combat Regiment
Time for Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure to justify their prices by disclosing how much they spend on research, production, and marketing.