All posts by Jacob Atkins
Conservative Lawmakers Propose Stricter EBT Regulations
Should you be able to buy unhealthy food with food stamps?
Will Voice of America Become ‘Trump TV’?
Learn about VOA's history and current challenges.
Israelis Want Elor Azaria to be Pardoned After Manslaughter Conviction
Protests continue around the country.
Is the Fate of the International Criminal Court in Jeopardy?
Recent withdrawals raise questions about the court's future.
Turkey Jailed Record Number of Journalists in 2016, CPJ Says
There are a total of 259 journalists in jail worldwide.
Citizens’ Initiative in Maine Calls for Ranked-Choice Voting
The measure could potentially motivate the rest of the country to refine statewide elections.
Haiti’s History of Disappointments: Intervention, Exploitation, and NGOs
Explore the inefficiencies of international non-profits and foreign interference throughout Haiti.
Poland’s Abortion Protests: What was “Black Monday?”
If passed, the bill would have criminalized nearly all abortions.
Dreaded Third Round of Elections Predicted for Spain: How Will it Escape Political Gridlock?
Learn about the central characters and predicaments within this game of political charades.
Apartheid-Era Racism?: South African Students Protest Discrimination in Education
This country is still healing from decades of systematic segregation and marginalization.
A Complicated History: Japanese Court Blocks Bid to Close Down American Military Base in Okinawa
Okinawans continue to protest the U.S. presence on the island.
The “Great Wall of Calais”: The UK’s Controversial Plan to Stop Migrants
Donald Trump isn't the only politician threatening to build extravagant walls as a means to keep out refugees.
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte “Confronts Ugly Head of Terrorism”
His latest decree permits police and military forces to halt vehicles or frisk civilians at their total discretion.