The US Government has shut down this winter. This usually happens when Congress cannot agree on a certain budget criterion or the president refuses to sign it. Such a situation happened on the 22nd of December, leaving 800 000...

USA v China

It was inevitable, the two superpowers China and the USA have become rivals. Everyone thought, including America, that once the Chinese economy prospered the country would strive for liberalism and democracy, but that has not been the case. There was...
It was on the 2nd of October the Saudi government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, vanished in Istanbul after he had visited the Saudi Arabian consulate. Since then, there has been no official report about his whereabouts. Mr. Khashoggi was once an...

Governing Sweden

It was on the 9th of September the Swedish people went to vote for the parliamentary election (me included). And this year we will have to wait longer than average until the government is formed. For Sweden, it usually...
The backstory is as follows: There has been a lot of disputes about whether Trump's payment to two women he has had an affair with did break election campaign rules. Trump himself continues to insist that he has not...

Hello Mao

The Communist Pary of China, China's governing party, has been said to remove a clause in the constitution that permits the president to hold two five-year terms. There has been speculation that Mr. Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, would...
The 2017/2018 Iranian Protests are the largest public display of discontent in Iran for nearly a decade. Reports say it has resulted in 21 deaths and over 1000 people arrested and restricted access to social media. Protesters are young...
After Zimbabwe's independence from the British in 1980, the country went into a dictatorship. For four decades, the fierce ruling of the ZANU-PF and it's president Robert Mugabe has turned one of the wealthiest countries in Africa to horror...