Friday Feb 03, 2023

Goa’s Liberation Day: How India’s Smallest State Was Freed from Portuguese Rule

Leaders from all political parties extended their greetings to the people of Goa on the state’s Independence Day on Monday. The coastal state was liberated from Portuguese rule on December 19, 1961. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “On this day, we remember the courage and tremendous contribution of all those who participated […]

The Humanities Are Key to Understanding the War Between Russia and Ukraine

I recently did a virtual event on the Russian invasion of Ukraine organized by the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia. The event brought together experts to give a brief overview of the war situation and the gathering was attended by nearly 1,000 people. Questions from the […]

Anti-Trump Republicans Are Becoming More vocal: “He’s Less Relevant Every Time”

ATHENS — Sen. Raphael Warnock’s reelection victory for the Democrats on Wednesday forced Republicans to face the red wave that didn’t happen as they turned nervously to 2024 and the growing fissures within their own party over former President Donald Trump. Warnock’s 2-1/2 percent victory over Herschel Walker in the Senate race left Democrats with […]

The Supreme Court Could Rule Biden’s Student Loan Scheme Unconstitutional, Experts Say

The Supreme Court will decide whether the president’s compensation policy harms the judiciary or is an overreach of executive power. Legal experts say the Supreme Court may end the amnesty plan, due to many conservatives. Long before the president took action, Republicans criticized student loan forgiveness as a handout to wealthy graduates. They also said […]

Violence in Kenya: 5 Main Causes of Conflict in the North and What Can Be Done About Them

Conflict and insecurity are rife in northern Kenya. In recent weeks, a spate of bandit attacks in the area has terrorized the countryside and killed many people. In October 2022, the government launched a multi-agency security operation to prevent further attacks. Northern Kenya is characterized by a large desert, harsh climate and low development. The […]

During the Summit in Indonesia, Biden Hopes to Rekindle Relations With Chinese President Xi

BALI, Indonesia – One of President Joe Biden’s favorite anecdotes has to do with meeting Chinese Xi Jinping when they were vice presidents of their nations more than ten years ago. Biden estimates that he has had more than 67 cumulative face-to-face hours during visits to Washington and Beijing and at world summit meetings. “I […]

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