With a cruise missile being shot down and the Saudi ruling family rounding up its opponents and stuffing them into the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, it’s been a busy time in the Middle East. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, however, a humanitarian crisis in Yemen was exacerbated even further and the American government is deeply implicated.… Read More Yemenis: Casualties in the Proxy War
United in the fight against Nazi Germany, the United States and the USSR were staunch allies. However, once the Third Reich was vanquished, it was a matter of mere months before tensions started to rise between the two powers. The lesson to be drawn from this history is that without a guiding, unifying purpose, coalitions… Read More The Fall of ISIS and the Dissolution of the Coalition
Photo from PBS At its birth in 1999, it was called “The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad.” Then, in 2004, it became “The Organization of Jihad’s Base in Mesopotamia.” Two years later, it became “the Islamic State of Iraq.” Now, it goes by the moniker of ISIS. Although the group is best known for its… Read More The Stages of ISIS: Are We Ready for What’s Next?
A one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would force Israel to choose between being democratic and being Jewish, an issue it should not need to face.… Read More The One-State Solution Would Ruin Israel
American foreign policy has been too much fighting and not enough helping. Aid may be the route to international security.… Read More Development Assistance and Aid: Creating Security on the Cheap
While blame has been lobbed at the UN for failing to act in Syria, one should be sure to understand the history and context of Russia’s relationship with the international body first.… Read More The United Nations in Syria: Blue in the Face
Although the city of Aleppo is rubble at this point, there is a silver lining to the conflict- the White Helmets.… Read More The White Helmets, Silver Lining of Syria