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Havana, Cuba

Markos Kounalakis argues that Cuba played an important and overlooked role in the 2016 presidential election.

Markos Kounalakis speculates on where President Trump will travel first.

LRO Press Conference, by NASA Goddard Space Flight

According to Markos Kounalakis, America's news ecosystem is segmented and locally-focused, leading to less knowledge of global events.

Vladimir Putin

Markos Kounalakis on avoiding a "Putinocracy" in the United States.

President Obama

How President Obama is taking advantage of his 'lame-duck' year in office. 

Secretary Clinton and First Lady Obama IWOC  by U.S. Department of State

Markos Kounalakis on whether America could elect a woman as president.

Olympic Crying Room, by Lorraine Murphy

From Salt Lake City to Sochi to Rio, Olympic corruption and scandal is tarnishing the games' image.

Far Out, by Flare

The historic Paris Agreement is being undercut by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.