The United States and Pakistani Relations During the “East Pakistan Secession Crisis”

By Mustafa Rasheed As ethnic and religious tensions are making headlines in the South Asia region, I have decided to post my final term paper for Professor Paul Kershaw’s American Foreign Relations Since 1933 course at Wayne State University. The paper required students to develop a historiographical question and produce an argument to answer that… Read More The United States and Pakistani Relations During the “East Pakistan Secession Crisis”

An Interview with Wa’el Alzayat

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

The Generals

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

On the United Nations Security Council

By Mustafa Rasheed Formed in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations Security Council is one of the most iconic bodies of the inter-governmental organization. Understanding the importance of international cooperation, this essay does not encourage a country to secede. Rather, this essay briefly analyzes the flaws in the Security Council and recommends… Read More On the United Nations Security Council

On Structural Violence and Social Justice

By Mustafa Rasheed As calamity upon calamity falls upon humanity in the form of intense hurricanes, mass shootings, genocides, terrorism, and the threat of nuclear weapons heightened by US-North Korean tensions, I will be posting a series of short essays I had written for Dr. Eric Montgomery’s Introduction to Peace and Conflict class at Wayne… Read More On Structural Violence and Social Justice