How Climate Change Will Empower Russia

Former Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Pachauri once said, “Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.” People fear that the very existence of the planet ma…

Saudi Arabia’s Swelling Sandstorm

A Ritz Carlton hotel metamorphoses into a makeshift jail. A Prime Minister dubiously disappears and resigns. International skirmishes materialise into acute conflicts. This could be a plotline for a f…

Courting Controversy

The California State Legislature took its interim study recess on September 11 and will reconvene on January 4. The first year of this session was full of drama, much of which will play out in the nex…

The Deal of the Decade

Many thought this day would never come. In an interesting turn of events, negotiations between the United States and Iran over a developing nuclear deal are currently underway. Secretary of State John…

A New Reign in Saudi Arabia

On January 23rd, the global political sphere lost one of its longest standing participants when Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away. King Abdullah, by the age of 90, had off…

The Fuss About Fracking

If you enjoy drinking clean water and breathing clean air, you should know about fracking. Fracking, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, is the process of pumping water, sand, and chemicals deep u…

Pipe Dreams

On April 18, 2014, the Obama administration indefinitely extended the review period of Keystone XL, leaving the controversial pipeline in regulatory purgatory for the foreseeable future.  The pipeline…