For Ukraine, the crisis has no end in sight. Yet again, Russian tanks and troops entered Ukraine with bourgeoning numbers on the border. Coupled with countless incursions into sovereign territory, Russia seems hell-bent on sabre rattling with every Western power. Naturally, the G20 meeting greeted Putin with condemnation and demandsContinue Reading

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin wall, Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned: “Failure to achieve security in Europe would make the continent irrelevant in world affairs…The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s alreadyContinue Reading

On Tuesday, October 21, the Supreme Court upheld the previously struck down Texan voter identification law. The 2011 law requires people voting to present photo identification in order to vote with varying types of identification like gun licenses, military Identification, or passports being acceptable. To date, thirty-one states require someContinue Reading

Weeks away from the midterm elections, campaigns are working overtime trying to convince voters; and republicans are trying simultaneously to pin and denounce Obama. Most notably, Kentucky Democratic Candidate Alison Grimes had a commercial saying: “I am not Barack Obama.” Historically, midterms are less successful for the party in theContinue Reading

Less than a month after agreeing to a cease-fire; Ukraine is once again a hotbed of violence. In recent days separatist insurgents have killed aid workers, civilians, and Ukrainian service personnel.  Yesterday separatists attacked the Donetsk airport in hopes of controlling the central transportation hub; killing 12 Ukrainian soldiers inContinue Reading

Seemingly hour by hour, news regarding Ebola stricken countries gets worse. There is no doubt that the international community is losing the fight to contain and eliminate ebola. And not by a small margin; across the board, data points to a conclusive failure. To date, 3,000 people have died, andContinue Reading

Speaking to troops in Tampa, FL; President Obama emphasized: “I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission.” With growing international pressure and mounting Congressional demands for a cogent strategy toward the Islamic State of IraqContinue Reading