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World Viewpoints: Trump and the Taiwan Call
One month after Tsai took office, China cut off diplomatic contact with her, accusing Tsai of refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of China. Now, Trump’s call to Tsai and his utterance of four words— "the President of Taiwan,"
have stirred up China and jubilated Taiwan.
Child Brides in Zimbabwe
Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls’ rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.
Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming
The Paris Agreement on climate change, was signed in New York in April by 175 countries—the largest, single-day signing ceremony in history. Every nation has been encouraged to join the chorus of voices combating climate change. So why has Taiwan been left on the sidelines?
How the Rest of the World Sees Donald Trump
The international press reaction to Trump's rise has been largely negative, taking a humorous, and critical, look at his candidacy, from his outrageous Trumpisms to his outlandish hair. The bottom line? The world doesn’t think Donald Trump would make a great president.
Why Is It So Hard for Some Americans to Vote?
States that have adopted discriminatory restrictions or will likely see enhanced voter intimidation efforts, include Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Texas. And make no mistake about it. It’s all about race.
Viewpoints: How Accurate Are the U.S. Election Polls?
The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continues to tighten, and not a second goes by without pundits and the media scrutinizing the election polls and tracking the candidates' performances. But polls aren’t votes. What if the polls are all wrong?
Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?
Sixty-six million years ago, planet Earth was forever changed when a six-mile-wide asteroid smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula, triggering a series of events that killed off the dinosaurs.
ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt
Viewpoints: Violence Between Israel and Palestine
Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS
The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek
Global Refugee Crisis Deepens by the Day
Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?
Taiwan's Participation in the WHO Annual Assembly Is Vital to Ensuring Global Health Security
Dr. Tzou-yien Lin, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Myanmar: Transition Within Transition
Viewpoints: North Korea Tests Nuclear Bomb
Viewpoints: Donald Trump Denies Existence of Climate Change
Viewpoints: Is Tax Avoidance Destroying America?
The Trump Transport: How Hispanics Will Be Delivered to Their Final Destinations
Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt
Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba
Angela Smith Kirkman
Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call