Government Current Events

How Kansas City Set an Example For the US

How Kansas City Set an Example For the US

The importance of local politics & community

The Power of Xi (Part 5)

The Power of Xi (Part 5)

From his sweeping anti-corruption to doubling down on interests in the South China Sea, Xi Jinping continues to tirelessly pursue his agenda.

Why Your New Mattress Is More Likely to Catch Fire

Why Your New Mattress Is More Likely to Catch Fire

Regulation Removal Stealthier than Seal Team Six.

Costa Rica is Making Waves for Renewable Energy

Costa Rica is Making Waves for Renewable Energy

Renewable energy, specifically hydroelectricity, is a great alternative to fossil fuels but at what cost?

Can Trump Stand in the Way of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Can Trump Stand in the Way of the Paris Climate Agreement?

The current administration and its immediate predecessor had very different views on climate change. During the Obama era, combatting climate change was regularly on the docket. In a September 2016 memorandum, Obama referred to climate change as a national security threat. He also dedicated immense […]

China’s Historical Government Part 3

China’s Historical Government Part 3

Last week, we discussed what the Chinese government has been doing to address catastrophic air pollution. Looking at the history of environmental policy, I mentioned that the Chinese government initially didn’t prioritize enforcement of environmental laws. Of course, this changed in the mid-2000s, and now […]

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

On April 6th, President Xi Jinping will have arrived in Florida for a two-day summit at President Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort —the importance of which cannot be understated. The first summit between a new US President and any world-leader is always important; however, in keeping with […]

Death by Breath (Part 2)

Death by Breath (Part 2)

Following up on last week’s article about air pollution in China, we look at what the Chinese are doing to combat their dire situation.

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Very different from “hanging out” in Parliament