Author: Maddie Clark

Bolivar Of Broken Dreams: What Went Wrong in Venezuela

Authoritarian regimes and resource cursed economies are themes Latin American countries have tried to confine to history, but Venezuela’s slow-burning crisis has displayed an inability to move beyond these neo-colonial trends. Now, the discontent that has been building over the…

Dr. Feelbad: The Terrible Trend of Bombing Hospitals

As any reader familiar with apocalyptic fiction would know, crimes against humanity are the norm in war. In the books and movies that define the genre, hospitals are bombed, scores of refugees pour from decimated provinces, and civilians are indiscriminately…

Somalia Elects “Cheese” to the Presidency

Somalia has been stuck in a consistent cycle of chaos and disorder for nearly three decades, but on Wednesday, February 8th, a glimmer of hope for a more stable and less bloody future emerged when small group of politicians elected…

Where Fact Trumps Fiction: In Defense of Journalism

Going through the comments section on news articles is not recommended, but if you insist on ruining your day, here is what you will find: a claim that liberals are all snowflakes (à la Tomi Lahren), a claim that Trump supporters…

Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

When the war in Yemen began, military advisors and foreign policy experts claimed the fighting would come to a swift end. That was in March of 2015. In the 20-odd months since, at least 10,000 people have been killed and…

First Comes War, Then Comes Famine

They’ve killed upwards of 20,000 people through suicide bombs and armed raids, decimated large swaths of land, taken hostages and prisoners, and disrupted the oil production of a country dependent on its revenues. The international spotlight is focused on the…