Sweden And Finland - The New NATO Members?

Sweden And Finland – The New NATO Members?

Paul Siebert
May 31, 2022
On May 18, 2022, Sweden and Finland formally announced their wish to join NATO. This wish to give up decades of military neutrality quickly developed after Putin’s Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, leaving large parts of Ukraine in ruins. But we can’t be sure whether Sweden and Finland will actually be accepted into NATO since Turkey has already announced that it plans on vetoing the accession of the two Nordic countries. What exactly NATO is, why the Swedes and Finns have recently changed their views on it, and why Erdogan does not want them to join will all be discussed in this article.
Sri Lankas Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Paul Siebert
May 20, 2022
Sri Lanka is a south Asian island nation of 22 million people right off the coast of India. The British colonized the island in 1815 and it remained a dominion until 1972, when it finally became fully independent and subsequently its own republic. But since then, the people of Sri Lanka have been suffering from a civil war and corruption everywhere. Now, Sri Lanka is in its worst economic crisis since it gained independence. But how could it come to this and how is the Rajapaksa family related to it?
Smokes rises from forest fires in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. - (Photo by Joao Laet / AFP)

The Deforestation of Tropical Rainforests and its Effects

Paul Siebert
May 10, 2022
In the past century, humans have been continuously destroying rainforests to satisfy their hunger for industrial and agricultural success; in short: money. Today, two thirds of all original tropical rainforest cover around the world is either gone or severely damaged. That has led to many scientists exclaiming that it is too late for us, that we have gone too far. But why even are rainforests so important for the planet and the species living on it, including us? And is it really too late for us to change and save the rainforests? 
El Salvador Accepts Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador Accepts Bitcoin as Legal Tender

Julissa Guevara-Lopez
May 6, 2022

The president of El Salvador wants to go bigger with Bitcoin. Nayib Bukele is the current and forty-third president of El Salvador. He was born July 24,1981 in San Salvador. Bukele officially became president...

Credit: Anna Lombardi

France’s Presidential Election

Paul Siebert
March 31, 2022
In 2017, Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France at the age of 39, making him the new face of European politics. Since then, a lot has happened; France and the whole world have gone through several crises that severely tested Macron’s ability to govern. Now, the French are going to the booths again and everyone is asking themselves whether they will re-elect their current president or take their country into a new direction.
Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency

Crypto Crash

Kaeden Brown
March 21, 2022

For most people, cryptocurrency has been something to stay away from. Will investors finally adopt this philosophy? Cryptocurrencies, especially the big sellers, have been known to fluctuate and change...

(Photo By: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters)

Qatar: The Most Controversial World Cup Host Ever?

Paul Siebert
March 15, 2022
As the 2022 FIFA World Cup is drawing ever closer, let’s take another look at its host Qatar; a country only twice the size of Delaware that is located in the Persian Gulf. The country has been involved in enormous amounts of controversy, including accusations of bribery and corruption and the practice of modern slavery, since it won the bid for the World Cup in 2010. How much of that is actually true and whether Qatar is a country suitable to host a FIFA World Cup will be discussed in this article.
The Beginning of the Russian Invasion

The Beginning of the Russian Invasion

Zakary Robinette
March 2, 2022

Russia recently launched an invasion on Ukraine, attacking cities and bases as civilians are fleeing the area. The Ukrainian government has said that Russia pushed past the border for a “full-scale war”....

Kamila Valieva

Winter Olympics Controversy

Julissa Guevara-Lopez
February 22, 2022

Kamila Valieva, a 15 years old Russian figure skater, tested positive for a drug test. The drug was known as trimetazidine and is mainly used as a medication to treat heart and chest pain for older people....

Snow sits upon the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympics.

US Boycotts Chinese Winter Olympics

Brandon Level
February 22, 2022

White House and its Allies Announce Beijing Winter Olympic Boycott On December 6th of last year, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a press conference detailing the new Beijing Olympics Diplomatic...

(Russian armored vehicles in Crimea)

The Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Paul Siebert
February 17, 2022

Introduction Since the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine becoming independent in 1991, a lot has happened in Eastern European politics. Ukraine has been forging increasingly close ties with the West,...

People protesting for Vanessa Guillén and her death. (Cr: Victoria Pickering on Flickr (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fvpickering%2F50171486586&psig=AOvVaw1a5rAEWgjrnLCQaYUOlU6T&ust=1645204800865000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAkQjhxqFwoTCOCT6tCfh_YCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD))

Vanessa Guillén and Turning Sexual Harassment Into a Crime

Julissa Guevara-Lopez
February 17, 2022

Vanessa Guillén was a 20 year old Mexican born September 30 1999 and raised in Houston Texas. She had been interested in joining the army since she was little and would play with her brother's toy pistol...

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