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What Is Brexit – An Explainer

This Brexit Explainer provides an easy to understand backgrounder to understanding what is Brexit and why this is an important issue to watch.

Ep. 124 – Venezuela in Crisis – Part 1

This two part podcast series explains the how the current crisis in Venezuela developed. Part 1 looks at the history of Venezuela and demonstrates this South American nation's unique place in the global order. Venezuela in Crisis helps you understand the news that is unfolding today.

The History of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East – A New Podcast Series

Check out this new podcast series available to premium members only. Episode 1: Cowboys, Arabs and Jews is now available for download!

Critical Issues & Trends – Terrorism – Death From Above, A Different Kind of Terrorism

What causes terrorism? This look at American drone and air strikes considers a different kind of terrorism that may soon come to haunt us.

Ep. 117 – Killers in the Name of God – Part 1: The Caliphates

This is part 1 of the three part podcast series that look at the history of Islamic Extremism. JB Shreve looks at the early history...

Water Crisis in India – The Global Water Crisis

We are heading toward a major disaster in the story of the global water crisis in India – and it all could have been avoided.

Critical Issues & Trends – Terrorism – Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso

Experts are beginning to identify concerning trends in the growing violence in Burkina Faso. Read the lastes in this Critical Issues & Trends - Terrorism report.


Everyone Did What Was Right In Their Own Eyes

In this blog post, I want to take a deeper look at this idea of “everyone doing what is right in their own eyes” to examine how this piece of scripture explains many of our current troubling issues and also how they can be resolved.

Ep. 192 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born: History of Iran and the Next War Part 4

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world. 

Critical Issues & Trends – Humanitarian Concerns – Modern Slavery

The world is experiencing refugee crises unprecedented for more than half a century. In fact, not since the global order was upended by the...

Right & Wrong Inc.

  Last month North Carolina’s transgender laws were repealed through a compromised legislation signed by the state’s governor. The controversial laws had previously established that people were required to use the men or women’s bathroom in accordance to the gender identity assigned to them at birth. The legislation had been...


Chinese Prisons Filling with Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

A look at the incredible report from the New York Times regarding the Chinese prisons overflowing with Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

National Register of Citizens Endangers Nearly 2 Million People in India

The National Register of Citizens is the latest example of Prime Minister Modi's surge toward Hindu nationalism in the world's largest democracy.

Critical Issues and Trends – Africa – Ebola Virus a Global Health Crisis, Cure Found

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is the second largest in history. New unrest and violence in the region of the outbreak is raising fears of it growing worse.

Gaza Terror Attacks – Critical Issues & Trends – Terrorism

Gaza Terror attacks could signal new trends in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

What Is Going On in Sudan – Sudan Protests Fact Sheet and Backgrounder

This backgrounder on the growing crisis in Sudan explains what is currently taking place, how we got here and what the future might hold.

Media Bias Report

This interactive tool allows you to see where your favorite publications and media fall on the political spectrum.