International Politics

Executive Dis-order: Obama, Trump & Stalled Immigration Policy

President Trump is justifying his own abuse of power by “delaying” the law in order to push his own agenda. Sound familiar? Remember the outrage Republicans felt when President Obama ignored the Constitution by issuing executive orders to bypass Congress on immigration? I hate to break it to you, but what Trump is doing now is the exact … Read more…

Italian Referendum Fails, Prime Minister Resigns

Today, Italy’s political future has been thrown into uncertainty as Italian voters rejected a referendum that would have drastically reduced the size of Italy’s upper legislative house, the Senato, from 315 seats to 100. The referendum was spearheaded by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, would sought to weaken the Senato in an effort to end political gridlock by … Read more…

Austrian Voters Reject Far-Right Populist

Austrian voters rejected populism today in their presidential election “re-run”, with far-right candidate Norbert Hofer conceding defeat to the presumptive victor, Alexander Van der Bellen. While the official results have not confirmed Van der Bellen’s victory, exit polls suggest that he will secure a decisive victory. While he ran as an Independent, Alexander Van der Bellen is the … Read more…

French Républicains Nominate Francois Fillon in a Landslide Victory

Francois Fillon has defeated Alain Juppé in the run-off primary election to become the French Republican Party’s nominee for President. The so-called “underdog” won in a landslide, beating the “favorite” 68%-32%. During the first round of the primary last Sunday, former President Nicolas Sarkozy was eliminated from the running in a surprising upset. Read more on last week’s primary round here. Until his … Read more…

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Loses Primary, French Populist Wave Likely in 2017

In a surprising upset, the former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy was eliminated in the first round of the centre-right Republican Party‘s presidential primary. In conceding his defeat, Sarkozy has backed today’s winner, Francois Fillon, who served as the France’s Prime Minister during Sarkozy’s term (2007-2012). Since no candidate reached a simple majority during today’s round, Fillon will face another former Prime Minister, … Read more…

A Conversation with AKIN Director Kani Xulam on the Kurdish State

Kani Xulam, the Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, is no stranger to both “Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk”. While an undergrad at UC Santa Barbara he was sentenced to court ordered community service for protesting the 1991 Gulf War. In 1993 he left his successful business in California to start a … Read more…

The World View with John Hernandez

The World View with John Hernandez These articles are meant to provide our readership inspiration and information about important events and thoughts that the mainstream media has either overlooked or missed completely. Brexit! Check out Stacie Gordon’s excellent write up on the historic British referendum. http://www.millennialascent.com/brexit-democracy-1-big-government-0/ Since Ancient Times China has figuratively battled the rest … Read more…