UN increases sanctions on North Korea in response to nuclear aspirations

On Nov. 30, 2016 the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to increase various sanctions on North Korea in reaction to the country’s repeated...

Reconciling the past: Japanese Prime Minister visits Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was joined by President Obama on a solemn visit to Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese...

United States displays muted rebuke of Israel at UN

In a tense vote on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, the United States abstained from vetoing an otherwise unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution asking...

This week around the world Dec. 31–Jan. 6

Dec. 31 Worldwide The world breathed a sigh of relief as a tumultuous 2016 finally rolled to an end. Celebrations from the glorious fireworks over Sydney...

Scandal-plagued Brazilian president oversees passage of controversial austerity measures

As the Brazilian economy continues to experience its worst recession in decades, the government has opted to pursue an unprecedented austerity program over the...

Ban Ki-moon as United Nations Secretary-General: a look back

The 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, steps down on Dec. 31, 2016 after 10 years, or two consecutive five-year terms in...

Mosul: As siege continues, humanitarian crises intensify

As the U.S.-backed Iraqi government and its allied forces continue the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-occupied city of Mosul,...

This week around the world Dec. 15-22

Dec. 15 South China Sea A Chinese naval vessel picked up an underwater drone operated by the United States leading to a diplomatic standoff and speculation...

South Korea’s leadership crisis leads to uncertain future

If current U.S. presidential politics are considered a clown show, then the recent events surrounding the scandal-ridden administration of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye...

Dueling development: Bay of Bengal an economic flashpoint for China and...

On Dec. 1, as part of the Institute for Asian Studies' ongoing Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, Dr. Chanwahn Kim, professor of Indian and ASEAN...

This week around the world Dec. 6–12

Dec. 7 Philippines Philippine President Duterte found himself again in the spotlight after a spirited defense of several police officers suspected of killing a mayor with...

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LARP it up, suckers: How to die at the end of...

LARP IT UP, SUCKERS: HOW TO DIE AT THE END OF MY MAGIC MISSILE Live-action roleplaying, or LARP, is the fine art of boffing a...

A serious laundry crisis

Opinion

Health care: Are you wasting money?

Health care is a new and tricky element for American consumers due to the Affordable Care Act. Most people over a certain age have...