Why Does China Fear Repercussions From North Korea’s Negotiations?

The recent shift in the relationship between North Korea and the United States may have been a good news and sign to a majority of the world, but not to China. It seems China is finding umbrage from being excluded from this conversation between the two powers and feels powerless in determining where the negotiations steer towards. Many Chinese experts fear that North Korea would strive towards lessening its reliance on China and channel these security and trade needs towards South Korea and the United States. This negotiation that is…

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Code 420: the Legalization of Marijuana

On 4/20, an apparent national holiday has been established, in which thousands of Americans celebrate each and every year. It’s the day in which these Americans, mostly those of generation Z, celebrate a drug that still remains illegal in most of the country: Marijuana. Some people have used this day as a tradition and cherish it, using it as a reason to smoke up with friends and massive crowds of people every year. It’s also a reason to take off from work and school and focus on the weed. But…

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North Korea No Longer Demands Withdrawal of American Troops

Kim Jong-un, after opening up to the possibility of meetings with China and potentially the United States, has demonstrated more efforts and openness towards negotiations of denuclearization with Washington as he withdrew the demand for American troops to clear out from South Korea this Thursday. This decision came as a surprise as North Korea has repeatedly demanded that the 28,500 American troops in South Korea to be removed and refused any negotiations regarding its nuclear developments until it was done. The United States, because of this demand, has been reluctant…

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Cuba Welcomes New Leader, Does it Signal a Change?

Cuba has welcomed its newest leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, on Thursday, which marks the beginning of a new page of diplomacy between Cuba and the United States. The foundation established by the Obama administration has been opening Cuba back to the global picture from the Cold War, yet the transition from Raul Castro to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez and its potential impact on this relation remains unknown, yet has the world political stage watching. In a conversation with American lawmakers almost three years ago, Mr. Diaz-Canel failed to generate a response…

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Update: Airstrikes have been implemented in Syria, but were they efficient?

Imagine the leader of our country, the leader of the people, the leader of the free world, ordering attacks on us. Imagine our loved ones dying and suffering in the street from a tragic chemical attack. We begin to fuel this hatred for the perpetrator, for those that caused this misery. And then, we find out it was the person who is supposedly representing our people. That is pure betrayal. Dozens of innocent civilians were killed, and hundreds were left in extremely unhealthy conditions of chemical weapon exposure, leaving the…

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