Despite Predictions Of Instability, Kim’s DPRK Surprisingly Stable

Editor’s Note: This Article Was Originally Written In August 2015, And Used For The Fall 2015 Issue. It Is Being Re-Published Online Yesterday was the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the dominant party in North Korea: the Workers’ Party. The massive amount of pomp and propaganda are juxtaposed with the precarious position that the reclusive nation is in. The nation is facing the worst drought it has encountered in a century, with much of its … Continue reading Despite Predictions Of Instability, Kim’s DPRK Surprisingly Stable

In Shocking Reversal, Abe Curbs Japan’s Post-War Pacifism

Editor’s Note: This Article Was Originally Written In September 2015 For The Old Consul Website. It Is Being Re-Published Last week, in a move that reversed a seventy-year-old precedent, the Japanese Diet, led by Premier Shinzo Abe, curtailed its constitutionally-mandated pacifism. On September 18, 2015, late in the evening, the Diet passed legislation expanding the ability for the nation to engage in war for “collective self-defense.” Under the planned changes, Japan can now assume combat roles to aid their allies, … Continue reading In Shocking Reversal, Abe Curbs Japan’s Post-War Pacifism

After Paris Massacre, Le Pen Uses Tragedy To Mobilize For Regional Elections

Editor’s Note: This Article Was Originally Written In November 2015 For The Old Consul Website. It Is Being Re-Published Amid the aftermath of massacre in Paris on Saturday, some French politicians have decided to politicize the tragedy in time for December’s regional elections. The main culprit: Marine le Pen and the National Front, the far-right party she leads. In the last three weeks of the campaign season, Le Pen and her party has called for the immediate halt of all intake … Continue reading After Paris Massacre, Le Pen Uses Tragedy To Mobilize For Regional Elections

Turkey’s Invasion of Afrin: Erdogan’s Newest Betrayal of NATO

After the 2016 attempted coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has simultaneously tightened his control over the country while moving it away from its NATO allies. Turkey has blamed the United States for supporting or even orchestrating the coup after US Central Command’s General Votel stated his concern over Erdogan’s silencing of dissidents, while others have claimed that Erdogan may have staged the coup himself … Continue reading Turkey’s Invasion of Afrin: Erdogan’s Newest Betrayal of NATO