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Iran Presidential election results show preference for a liberal and reformist leader

Iranian Presidential election

Nobody can describe the outcomes of Iran’s 2017 Presidential election better than Professor Hamid Dabashi at Columbia University- “ In a spectacular show of the democratic will of a nation against the entrenched theocratic institutions of a state, the overwhelming majority of Iranians have voted Hassan Rouhani back to office to continue

South Korea: The Challenges and prospects for the new president

South Korea: The Challenges and prospects for the new president

The 19th South Korean presidential election was held on 9 May 2017, after the impeachment and dismissal of Park Geun-hye. The election was conducted in a single round on a first-past-the-post basis. In the multiparty election the participating candidates included the Democratic Party's candidate, Moon Jae-in, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who declined to run in February, Ahn Hee-jung, People's Party’s  Ahn

Trump’s ‘hard power budget’: An examination 

Trump's Hard Power Budget

 “America First” President, Donald Trump has released (March 16, 2017) a budget outline seemingly in a bid to fulfill his electoral promises. The released  $1.1 trillion budget  proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Donald Trump’s New Travel Ban Challenged In Courts Across The Country

Donald Trump's travel ban

Lawyers for the Department of Justice and for refugee resettlement organizations, academics and immigrants who claim they are affected by President Donald Trump’s new and improved travel ban faced off in federal court Wednesday ― in a clash that could once again keep the administration’s travel restrictions on a number of Muslim-majority countries