Eastern Europe Resembles Cold War Times

Over the next few years, the U.S., allied NATO, and EU members will conduct military exercises to ensure Eastern European countries that any Russian aggression will be met with force. The majority of American soldiers are inexperienced when it comes to the landscape, having fought for years in the sandy Middle East. The largest exercise in Europe this year cost $40 million and included more … Continue reading Eastern Europe Resembles Cold War Times

Silicon Valley Struggles to Meet Diversity Demands

Many companies in Silicon Valley have still failed to address the issue of diversity, which was first raised by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson in the early 2000’s. Most recently, an engineer from Google accidentally leaked a document outlining his belief that there are biological differences between men and women which accounts for the gender imbalance at Google and other tech companies. Google’s workforce clearly … Continue reading Silicon Valley Struggles to Meet Diversity Demands

Iran Celebrates Auto Deal with Renault

Despite new sanctions imposed by President Trump, Iran and the French car company Renault have agreed a $780 million deal to produce as many as 15,000 cars a year. Since a drop in the cost of oil per barrel and international sanctions, Iran’s economic growth has declined and youth unemployment has sky-rocketed to 40%. However, recently re-elected president, Hassan Rouhani, has promised to revitalize the … Continue reading Iran Celebrates Auto Deal with Renault

Changing Age Demographic will Impact Asian Nation’s GDP

Throughout Eastern and Southern Asia, countries are experiencing a drastic shift in demographics, which will place a greater strain on nation’s governments and social programs. A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) found that countries who have a large elderly population will see GDP growth stagger by roughly 1% over the next three decades. The countries most at risk are China, South Korea, … Continue reading Changing Age Demographic will Impact Asian Nation’s GDP

Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sue the Department of Justice over a new set of rules which withholds federal funding to jurisdictions that adopt “sanctuary city” policies. The rules, issued last month, forces cities that have adopted “sanctuary city” policies to give federal immigration authorities unrestricted access to local jails and to notify them 48 hours in advance before releasing an inmate wanted on … Continue reading Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

The Trump administration has told staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to refrain from using the term climate change and replace it with “weather extremes.” Other terms such as “reduce greenhouse gases” will be blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency.” President Trump repeatedly denied the existence of climate change throughout his campaign and even called it a … Continue reading USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China

A former top U.S. trade negotiator under Bill Clinton told reporters on Monday that a move by President Trump to confront China on trade would prompt Beijing to retaliate in a bullish manner, possibly permanently damaging their relationship. Trump is contemplating launching an investigation into China’s alleged abuse of intellectual property rights, which includes China’s subsidization of home-grown industries and doubling down on intellectual property … Continue reading Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China