Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Since the outbreak of the Iraq war in 2002, the United States has acted as the main policeman in the Middle East and throughout the globe. America’s eastern counterpart, Russia, has strove to combat American dominance through numerous actions, backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and tampering with America’s elections. More recently, Russia has attempted to reconnect with one of America’s strongest allies, the Kingdom of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Boston to Host International Mayors Climate Summit

Boston University will host the “International Mayors Climate Summit” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. The summit hopes to address the rising challenges present by a shifting climate, incorporating individuals from both the public and private sector. More specifically the goal of the summit is to create strategies that “reduce greenhouse gas emission, and how to prepare for the impacts of climate change,” … Continue reading Boston to Host International Mayors Climate Summit

Beantown Rundown

More than 100 people of different faiths traveled to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Burlington to protest the deportation of illegal immigrants by ICE. More here. The popular Massachusetts’s pizza restaurant chain, Bertucci’s, was bought by Earl Enterprise, an Orlando-based company who also owns planet Hollywood and Earl of Sandwich restaurants, for $20 million. More here. The city of Boston has revealed a … Continue reading Beantown Rundown

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