Daniel Mollenkamp

Daniel Mollenkamp is a journalist and researcher with experience on the ground in Africa, Europe, and the U.S. He has eight years of experience writing on a large array of topics, including international policy, human rights, political-economics, the cannabis and vaping industries, and regulations on gene editing. He started his career writing for newspapers in Iowa and Virginia. For three years, he worked as a US correspondent for several European publications with a focus on covering complex sectors for an audience which included international businesspersons and regulators. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in “government” from the College of William and Mary.


Recent Work

September 17, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict,... Read More

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict, which has continued to deteriorate the stability of the region, has grown since last November. White House officials have said that the parties to the conflict... Read More

September 16, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Hickenlooper Pitches New FERC Authority To Help Biden’s Clean Energy Plan

WASHINGTON- The economic impact of the switch to clean energy may have the chance to make the transition a truly... Read More

WASHINGTON- The economic impact of the switch to clean energy may have the chance to make the transition a truly bipartisan issue, according to Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. During an event Tuesday hosted by the Public Policy Institute on expanding power line capacity to enable renewable... Read More

September 10, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
9/11 Prompts Reflections On The Legacy of Terror And American Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the Twin Towers collapsed in flamesand smoke, Americans are reflecting on the lessons they say... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the Twin Towers collapsed in flamesand smoke, Americans are reflecting on the lessons they say they’ve learned, in particular on the legacy of the U.S. foreign policy triggered by 9/11. John Allen, president of the Brookings Institution and a former four-star... Read More

September 9, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Philippines’ National Defense Secretary Says U.S.-Philippine Treaty Needs Update

WASHINGTON -- At an event on Wednesday, reflecting on the 70 years the U.S.-Philippines mutual defense treaty has been in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- At an event on Wednesday, reflecting on the 70 years the U.S.-Philippines mutual defense treaty has been in place, the secretary for national defense in the Philippines said the countries need a comprehensive review of the treaty. Chargé d’Affaires John Law, who is in the process... Read More

September 3, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
COVID-19 Has Delayed Retirement For Many Americans

More than a third of consumers have pushed back or have considered pushing back their retirement date due to the... Read More

More than a third of consumers have pushed back or have considered pushing back their retirement date due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. In response to the pandemic and financial stress, many have also reduced their spending. A survey... Read More

September 2, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Experts Weigh Policy Options For Increasingly Costly Wildfires

Wildfires are an increasingly big and increasingly costly reality.  The "severity and overall size" of wildfires has expanded considerably in... Read More

Wildfires are an increasingly big and increasingly costly reality.  The "severity and overall size" of wildfires has expanded considerably in recent decades, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. California's 2018 fire season, in particular, broke several dubious records, including the most acres burned, the most... Read More

August 27, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
UN Calls For Ceasefire To Stop ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ In Tigray

This week the head of the United Nations warned that the violence in Tigray, located in northern Ethiopia, is imperiling... Read More

This week the head of the United Nations warned that the violence in Tigray, located in northern Ethiopia, is imperiling the whole region, and he called for an immediate ceasefire. Brutal clashes in Tigray over the last nine months have led to mass displacement and blockades... Read More

August 26, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Suicide Bombings Blast Kabul, Killing American Service Members and Civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A pair of suicide bombings near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which happened on... Read More

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A pair of suicide bombings near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which happened on Thursday morning, killed civilians and American personnel, U.S. officials say. American officials suspect an affiliate group of the Islamic State operating in Afghanistan, ISIS- K, of... Read More

August 17, 2021
by Daniel Mollenkamp
USAID Sends Search and Rescue Teams to Assist With Haitian Quake Response

In the wake of a powerful earthquake, the U.S. has sent rescue personnel and air support to assist with the... Read More

In the wake of a powerful earthquake, the U.S. has sent rescue personnel and air support to assist with the search and rescue efforts in Haiti. On Sunday, the U.S. Agency for International Development said it had sent a 65-member urban search and rescue team to... Read More

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