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