Gabriela writes about how the new U.S presidential administration can affect relations with Israel and the peace process with Palestine. Talks about moving the U.S embassy to Jerusalem and the appointment of an ardent Israel supporter as ambassador are causing great concern for the international community. (Read More)
Gabriela writes about the historic referendum that took place Sunday night in which the Colombian public chose to vote against a peace deal that could have ended a 52-year long war with the FARC rebels. (Read More)
Gabriela writes about the first U.S presidential debate that took place on Monday. Hillary Clinton won the first debate by throwing Donald Trump off with some of her remarks but it remains to be seen if her performance was enough to persuade undecided voters. (Read More)
Gabriela writes about the civil war currently going on in Yemen and the role the US and UK are playing. A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015 and up to now all peace talks have failed and the country is in chaos. (Read More)
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum. This result will change the course of British history and possibly have a domino effect on other European countries. The result came as a surprise to many, even the Leave camp, but there are already some politicians in other European countries that want to hold a similar referendum in their country. The economic implications of Brexit are still not known but businesses have made it clear that they will have to review their plans now that the British people have voted for Brexit. Furthermore, prime minister David Cameron has resigned and will be remain in office until October. Only time will tell exactly what kind of consequences this referendum will have for the UK, Europe, and the world. (Read More)
Erdoğan also claimed that funds promised by the EU have yet to reach Turkey. The refugee problem has put a severe strain on Turkey, especially after the recent EU-Turkey agreement of March 20. This agreement called for all migrants who arrive illegally in Greece to be sent to Turkey if they do not apply for asylum or if their claim is rejected. So far, Turkey has taken in some three million refugees and has had to spend about $10 billion of their budget on dealing with the refugee crisis. (Read More)
Having lost in Wisconsin, the Trump campaign will have to start thinking about the possibility that he might not get the 1237 delegates he needs to get the Republican nomination and that he might be challenged at the convention in Cleveland in July. “The sheer magnitude of the margin of Trump’s humiliating loss shows that his trail of outrageous comments is finally catching up with him,” said Ryan Williams, a Republican political consultant and former spokesman for Mitt Romney. Some say he’s not acting politically enough and that his attacks on Cruz’s wife really hurt him much more than it hurt them.
The first major attacks on actual Western soil started with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, followed by the September 11 attacks on the Twin towers in New York, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, then the 2005 London bombings; these were the first major attacks by Islamic terrorist organizations specifically going after the West in Western countries. (Read More)