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 It is that time of the year for Balkan countries once again. For Albania and Macedonia, June is a month of high anticipation as both countries turn their eyes towards Europe for the green light to ascension talks. For others, the fight for integration and negotiations continue in what is seemingly an… Read More The Balkanic Mentality and the Urgent Need to Put Aside Nationalism
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: 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
In a political climate heavily centered around the actions of American policy and Isolationism, we forget about the other regional and global powers shaping the course of our world. While it may seem as if other global leaders such as Moscow and Beijing are united in a villainous effort to undermine Washington, the reality of… Read More Balance of Power Politics: Russia Wary of Rising Chinese Influence
Amid harsh criticism and suspicion back home, President Donald Trump met with Russian homolog Vladimir Putin Friday July 7th, as a part of his G20 summit program. The two global leaders had a formal sit down, which went longer than many expected, where several issues were discussed behind closed doors. The meeting, although at first… Read More Trump-Putin Meeting: A Lesson for The New White House
By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko In unveiling their campaign program for the German election yesterday, Angela Merkel’s conservatives put forth a series of plans which at the heart, contained the promise and thrust for a unified, independent Europe. One could hardly not notice the severe undertone Merkel’s CDU had taken towards the United States and European reliance… Read More Why Europe Cannot do Without America