Results achieved by the global powers

The United Nations has not always gained results for its tireless efforts around the world, but with a wave of recent successes new hope rises.  The Syrian conflict is still raging as hotly as ever, but one enforcement has occurred and chemical weapons are out of the fight.  In the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Resolution in the East?

After the last forty years it’s hard to believe but the world may be looking at a cooling of tensions in the Middle East.  The esteemed Big Five of the United Nations Security Council have come to an agreement on the actions to be taken against Syria.  As well as a possible end to the problems…

Pope Francis on Syria

The Pope tweeted this morning to all of the leaders at the G20 summit that we need to seek a resolution to the current crisis without using military force. Continuing his trend of anti-military messages, Pope Francis tweeted, “Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue…

N.S.A. Can Now Pass Internet Encryption and Scrambling

The National Security Agency has found a way to crack the encryption and scrambling technologies that safeguard our internet information. Using supercomputers, crafty, technological skills and court orders the NSA now has access to banking systems, private medical records, e-mails,  and Web searches of anyone around the world. In recent months, Edward J. Snowden disclosed…

Today’s global politics and Russia

Russia seems to be attracting a lot of attention this week.  First the G20 meeting was hosted in St. Petersburg, and now they’re becoming a hot topic in the Syria discussion.  At the G20 meeting a number of people witnessed a handful of tense moments unfold between Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barrack Obama.  At the economic…

Obama’s Frosty Welcome at G20

U.S. President Barack Obama faced a frosty welcome from Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit on Thursday in St. Petersburg. At the summit Obama was pressured against an airstrike against Syria. Putin as well as China, the European Union, the BRICS emerging economies and a letter from Pope Francis all warned of the dangers of…