Jeffrey Eugenides
Jeffrey Eugenides On His Influences


Jeffrey Eugenides is an American writer who has released three novels: The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for Middlesex, and The Virgin Suicides was made into a film. In this video, Eugenides speaks about what influences him, including his hometown of … Continue reading

War in Darfur
Omar Al Bashir Responds To His ICC Indictment

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, president of Sudan, listens to translated remarks during the opening of the 20th session of The New Partership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Omar al-Bashir is the current President of Sudan, having come to power through a bloodless military coup in 1989. On March 4, 2009, al-Bashir became the first sitting president to be indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC charged al-Bashir with war crimes and crimes against humanity for … Continue reading

War in Afghanistan
Operation Anaconda

Operation Anaconda

Operation Anaconda was an effort by the United States military, CIA Paramilitary Officers, NATO forces and allied Afghan military to destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. Operation Anaconda took place from March 2 to March 16, 2002, in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains of Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. … Continue reading

Corazon Aquino Decides To Run For President


Corazon Aquino became the 11th President of the Philippines, and the first female President in Asia, on February 25, 1986. Aquino came to power following the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos, helping to restore democracy to the Philippines. Aquino’s rise to presidency began with tragedy. Aquino’s husband, Senator … Continue reading