Articles by Jack Wolff


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South Korean impeachment success

It seems that American foreign focus has shifted to the east in recent months and for good reason. With rising tensions between the U.S. and both China and Russia, it is wise to be watching the east. This week offers another interesting turn of events in the east, one whose consequences have yet to be…

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Social media and its effects on politics

Social media has quickly become one of the most powerful platforms on the planet for marketing, networking and social connection. With billions of users across the planet and several social media websites, it is hard, if not impossible, to mitigate the extreme impact that these internet networks have had on the world. These trends have…

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French elections

The 2017 French presidential election cycle has been as wild of a ride as the 2016 U.S. counter-part. The French elections are held in a different method than the way we conduct them in the U.S. France has a first election comparable to the primaries and caucuses held before the U.S. general election. After the…

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Norway, Brazil saving the rainforest

Deforestation has been, and continues to be, a global problem. Not only does it reduce habitat for unique and often endangered species, but it also contributes quite considerably to climate change. To put deforestation into perspective, take a look at the Amazon Rainforest. Since 1970, 230,000 square miles of forest, roughly an area the size…

South China Sea: US woes and worries

It is easy these days to focus on internal issues in America, or, if looking outward, focusing on U.S. relations with Russia and the mounting tensions there. Yet, the world is much bigger, and America’s relationship with much of the world is changing. The most important among these changes is America’s relationship with China. Relations…

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Immigration ban halted, future uncertain

President Trump, on Friday, Jan. 27, signed an executive article banning travelers from seven middle eastern countries. Odds are, you’ve heard of this by now, possibly in very spectacular fashion, as protests rage across America in response to this executive order. If you don’t know much about the ban, here’s a quick recap: On Jan….

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Russia-U.S. relations in a state of flux

U.S.-Russian relations have never been the most cordial of international relationships. Indeed, for many years they were as far from cordial as one can get without full-out war being declared. While these things seem to have passed, recently Russia and the U.S. have been butting heads once again. It has been well documented, with allegations…

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Venezuelan economy in tailspin

In the past two years things have gone from bad to worse in what may soon be the previous country of Venezuela. In fact, a photographer for Time magazine has said, “Venezuela has become hell.” Indeed, Venezuela has seemed close to hellish in recent memory. With murder rates in its cities reaching a worldwide high…