The term ‘impeachment’, when used in the Congressional context, refers to the filing of formal charges against a federal official in the House of Representatives, and not actually removing the official from office. If the House impeaches, the Senate then holds a trial on the afore-mentioned charges to decide whether the officer will be removed from the office. According to the US Constitution, a president can be impeached for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours”. Impeachment is meant to be a political act, and not a legal one, and hence there are no clear rules for judging when a president has crossed the constitutional line; this explains the ambiguity in the latter part of the statement over what constitutes an impeachable offense.
On 12 March 2019, the Justice Department of the United States accused 50 people across six states of having taken part in a major college admission scandal. Fifty parents were charged for their involvement in a bribery and cheating scheme to get their unqualified children into top colleges of the US, a number of people who have been alleged to be a part of this conspiracy have pled guilty or agreed to plead guilty. The investigation into this morally depraved end-run on the system of admissions to higher education is called Operation Varsity Blues.
What has been the background of Trade War?: Ever since the presidential campaign of the current United States President, Donald Trump, the focus has been on reducing the rising trade deficit of the country, by imposing huge tariffs and reducing imports. The underlying belief being that, this would also help in boosting domestic production. In the early 1980’s, China had become the world’s largest exporter and the US became the world’s largest importer, with the majority of its imports coming from China. This was the start of the first trade constraint imposed by Congress on investment or imports from China.
Food for Thought: The desire of one power to achieve absolute security means absolute insecurity for all others. ~ Henry Kissinger
Almost no other country has such a strong influence on the multilateral trading system as the United States. But with the ‘America First’ policy, U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly undermining international trade law. This comes with a huge cost not only for its trading partners but also for the United States itself.
The USA-China-Russia strategic triangle has been an equation of unparalleled geopolitical importance in the last 70 years. Within that time, it is hard to pinpoint a major global event where at least one of these countries did not play a significant role. In fact, it is fair to claim that after the Second World War only these three countries have possessed the necessary political and economic clout essential for exerting a sizeable influence anywhere in the world. The present-day geopolitical scenario, which is riddled with stark polarization as a result of the onset of right-wing governments, is largely dependent on the dynamics created by this strategic triangle.
Greenland is the world’s largest island whose natural beauty is breathtaking. It is an autonomous Danish dependent territory with limited self-government and its own parliament, the capital city as Nuuk. Greenland government expanded its Self Rule the year 2009. Before that, it was a part of Denmark since 1953. Although Greenland is geographically a part of the North American continent, it has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for about a millennium.