Corruption

Putin Critic Detained Hours Before Unsanctioned Protest

In a development that will likely grab media attention in the US, Russian police detained Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to his Twitter feed on Monday, hours before he called on supporters to mount an unsanctioned protest against corruption near the Kremlin.

In Showdowns With The US President, The FBI Is 4-0

The feud between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey is hardly unprecedented in modern US history. There have been four instances during the past 45 years – excluding the present day - where the FBI has confronted a sitting president. And up until now, the bureau has prevailed every time...

Partitioning Syria: Oil, Gas, And Peace

It’s the 101st anniversary of the Sykes–Picot Agreement and, in light of the non-stop Syrian Civil War, it’s time to ask, “How’s that working out for you?”

The Qatar Turmoil Fallout: Flights, Food, Football And More

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and others cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. What does this mean for Qatar's economy and people doing business there? An initial look reveals that troubling things are in store for the small but rich gulf nation, which happens to be the host nation of the 2022 World Cup.