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The U.S. 2018 Mid-Term Election Results and the 2020 Presidential Election Outlook

Photo credit: Pacific Standard Given that the U.S. government is facing a period of rapid change within its unification policy, the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election is of great concern. With Donald Trump having won the 2016 election with a majority vote, there is growing interest in a possible second term with President Trump, given the unpredictable nature of his character. Accordingly, during the U.S. midterm elections in November 2018 the nature of the interim elections was, to some extent, a reflection of Trump’s popularity, and serves as a predictive scale for the results of the 2020 election. During the 2016 Presidential Election, Trump won victories across the states in which

Seizure of the North Korean Vessel the Wise Honest by the U.S. Department of Justice

Photo credit: The BBC The first-ever seizure of a North Korean cargo vessel by U.S. authorities in retaliation for international sanctions violations shows Washington’s determination to return to hard-line enforcement of the Trump administration's "Maximum Pressure" policy. On May 9th, the US Department of Justice announced the forced seizure of the 17 061 ton, single-hull North Korean bulk carrier ship the Wise Honest (IMO No. 8905490) and her cargo. The ship was transferred from Indonesian into U.S. custody pursuant to an unsealed U.S. warrant issued in July 2018. These developments mark the conclusion of the matter between Washington and Jakarta, ongoing since July 2018 when Indonesian au

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