About this blog

Everyone likes to stay updated on what’s going on the world, but it’s easy to get lost in the flood of information that the 24 news cycle brings. With so much information and so many opinions, it’s hard to know what exactly is going on.

Your World Explained makes this easy. Twice a week I report on the biggest stories of the week, getting information from different sources and coupling a simple explanation of what’s going on with a deeper analysis of the issues.

That’s the plan at any rate! However, from October 2015-January 2016 I’m in a busy semester with my studies in The Hague, taking numerous extra classes, and training in Model United Nations for international conferences at Oxford and Harvard. This has meant I’m unable to post as often as I’d like. However, there’s almost two years worth of articles here, so have a look around! And just click the ‘Follow’ button to get updates in your inbox when I’m back to full-timing, or follow me on Twitter (@YW_Explained) to get more regular and varied stories from around the world.

For an idea of what this blog is about, here are some of the most popular articles on the site.

The legacy of Ariel Sharon – A look back at the life of one of the Middle East’s most controversial men.

The Russian invasion of Crimea – How do the Russian justifications for invading Ukraine actually hold up?

The Yemeni Revolution – An interview with an American woman who experienced the revolution in Yemen first hand

Gun culture in the US – One of the most hot button issues in American politics and on the internet, what’s at the root of gun violence in the United States?

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