June 5, 2020United States
Amid protests against racial injustice, can President Trump deploy the military to bring “law and order” to American streets?
May 28, 2020China
The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season beg…
February 19, 2020Nigeria
In its February update, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) includes numerous new words of Nigerian origin. Many of the words relate to food preparation, urban transportation, the shortening of conventional English words, and the incorporation of words from indigenous languages. For example, ‘mama put’ refers to female food venders, ‘okada’ are passenger-carrying motorcycles, ‘guber’ refers to gubernatorial, and ‘danfo’ is the Yoruba work for urban minibuses.
May 14, 2020Argentina
The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is mark…
May 15, 2020Afghanistan
Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering May 7 to May 15, was compiled by Maleeha …
May 11, 2020Australia
The pandemic and tensions with China are creating a wedge between Canberra and Washington.
May 8, 2020United States
A few things that jumped out at me about the U.S. trade data. Some no doubt are controversial.