With handwritten notes on a legal pad, National Security Advisor John Bolton listens to questions from reporters during a press briefing at the White House January 28, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Economic sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company were announced during the briefing in an effort to force Venezuelan President Maduro to step down. The notepad apparently … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: John Bolton’s notes–strategy or OPSEC violation?
Demonstrators from both left- and right-wing groups of British politics clash during a protest in Trafalgar Square on January 12th in London. These protestors adopted the "Gilets Jaunes," or Yellow Vest, form of protest, first prominent in France in November and December 2018. The majority of Yellow Vest protests in London centered on disposing views over Brexit. A January … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Yellow Vest protests in London
Per the British Antarctic Survey press release: "A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using hot water. This research will help understand how the region will respond to a warming climate. The 11-person team has been working on the Rutford Ice Stream for the last 12 weeks … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: This is what a mile-deep hole in Antarctic ice looks like
The world is changing. For many of us, our lives have been dominated by the bipolar rigid competition of the Cold War and the global growth and stability of American hegemony following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The current environment is beginning to look much less stable. There is a resurgence of Great Power Politics around the world, with Russia attempting to convince … [Read more...] about Can the US and China avoid a war?
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (L), in the Oval Office at the White House on January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. U.S.-China top trade officials finished two days of face-to-face trade talks to end a months-long trade war between the world's two largest economies. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Watch President Trump … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: President Trump meets with China’s Vice Premier Liu He
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her weekly press conference on January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi addressed a range of topics primarily relating to ongoing negotiations to fund the federal government beyond February 15th. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Watch Nancy Pelosi issue a statement regarding border … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks ongoing budget negotiations
Senator Kamala Harris, D-CA, speaks to her supporters during a rally in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on January 27, 2019, in Oakland, California. Twenty thousand people turned out to see the Oakland native launch her presidential campaign in front of Oakland City Hall. Photo by Mason Trinca/Getty Images Watch Kamala Harris announce her campaign … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Kamala Harris launches presidential campaign
TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 17: Mexican work crews make repairs to the border fence on January 17, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana has experienced a surge in Central Americans seeking to cross the border into America. The U.S. government is partially shut down as President Trump is asking for $5.7 billion to build additional walls along the U.S.-Mexico border, but Democrats … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Border wall remains focus of US government shutdown negotiations
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - JANUARY 23: Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly, declares himself interim president as thousands of people protest against Nicolás Maduro on January 23, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Many countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Chile, officially recognize Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. However, … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself interim president
CIUDAD HIDALGO, MEXICO - JANUARY 18: Central American migrants, part of a new "migrant caravan," rest and sleep after crossing a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico to register at an immigration facility before dawn on January 18, 2019 in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. In recent days, more than 1,000 Central Americans have set off toward the U.S. on foot or riding in … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: New migrant caravan travels from Honduras to US-Mexico Border
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 18: Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Committee Kim Yong Chol (R), a representative of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, leaves Dupont Circle Hotel after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on January 18, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Kim Yong Chol is reported to be in Washington to finalize plans for a second summit between … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: North Korean delegation arrives in Washington
ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 20: Greek riot police use tear gas during a clash with demonstrators at a rally on January 20, 2019 in Athens, Greece. Greece's parliament will vote this coming week on whether to ratify the agreement that will rename its northern neighbor North Macedonia. Macedonia has already ratified the deal, which, polls show, is opposed by a majority of … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Greeks protest the Macedonia name change