by: Kenan Kabbani Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have been escalating throughout the Trump administration’s term. Starting with the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Deal), the U.S. adopted a policy of “Maximum Pressure” by reintroducing many sanctions on the Iranian economy and exerting pressure on Iranian leadership… Read More The Fundamental Crisis in American Foreign Policy: Strategy, or lack thereof?
By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko PROLOGUE: 27 BC, Rome. Octavian Augustus is delegated the power of the Principes, the highest and most authoritative office in the Roman state. His coronation definitively marked the end of the Roman republic, setting a tradition of autocracy which carried on until the collapse of the ancient superpower. But while Augustus dealt… Read More Trump’s National Emergency: A Test for the Courts
By Mustafa Rasheed This past summer, I was able to intern with an organization called Emgage in Washington, D.C. Emgage is a non-partisan organization that seeks to empower the Muslim-American community by promoting civic engagement, endorsing candidates that align with the interests of the community, and pursuing a like-minded legislative agenda. In my time in… Read More An Interview with Wa’el Alzayat
By Mustafa Rasheed The Trump administration’s cabinet and officials have been the subject of national attention in matters of controversy and ideology. One interesting characteristic of this administration is its striking number of military officials in key positions. Appropriately, General Joseph Dunford is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Lieutenant General H.R.… Read More The Generals
By: Rex Nazarko Russia, Charlottesville, North Korea, and a White House version of Celebrity Apprentice, let us dive right to the point, where is the presidency of Trump heading? It has only been 7 months since Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States, and although no “impeachable” scandal has broken out,… Read More Trump Presidency Nearing Point of No Return
By: Rex Nazarko Afghanistan is considered “America’s Longest War”. Official US involvement in the country dates back to 2001 with President Bush’s famous “You Are Either With US Or Against Us” speech, propping up American invasion of the central Asian nation. The goal was eliminate the terrorist element governing Afghanistan, otherwise known as the Taliban.… Read More First the Americans and Now the Russians: The Taliban as a Political Tool
By: Rex Nazarko Since his first day in office, President Donald Trump has been tormented with reports which tie him and his campaign to the Russian Kremlin. While it has been confirmed by US intelligence that Moscow did meddle in the 2016 US Presidential election, the more severe fear is that the chief executive of… Read More Trump, Mueller and The Russia Investigation: A Grand Jury Takes Center Stage