Russia’s lower house will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. Kristyn Byrne explores how this election will effect Putin’s prospects for the 2018 presidential election.
Venezuela is quickly heading in the direction of a failed state and the Organization of American States is looking expel it. Kristyn Byrne discusses the internal economic and political crises taking place in Venezuela today and what they may mean for the future of Venezuela’s membership in the OAS.
The United States is supporting India’s bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group event though the state refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Kristyn Byrne explores the political dynamics surrounding India’s possible entrance into this exclusive club.
Kristyn Byrne explores the China’s reaction to its Cultural Revolution.
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.
Kristyn discusses the pollution problems in India and how this rising power works to lower its carbon footprint.
Taking a closer look at oil wells in Alaska.
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…
Kristyn discusses the American training of Syrian soldiers and the challenges that lay ahead.
Kristyn Byrne discusses the case of Canadian Salim Alaradi detained in UAE.