Modern Warfare: Are Technology and Mercenaries The Future?

The trends seen in the development of war lead us to come to the conclusions that conflicts have been reduced to smaller scale involvements between the instigators, reducing combat casualties, but have grown in the sense that they engulf broader regions. Meaning, trends show wars with the progression of time have come to increase civilian... Continue Reading →

On Overconfidence

By Mustafa Rasheed The following essay briefly explores the root of conflict in modern post-colonial countries that are currently ravaged by violence and conflict. Additionally, it explores the imperialist/superior attitude of a superpower over a smaller country through the experience of the United States and Iraq. This is a continuation of a series of essays... Continue Reading →

The Dilemma of Hate Speech

By Mustafa Rasheed In the wake of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rallies on August 12 in Charlottesville, VA, a wave of response and anger has been directed at Confederate monuments, supremacist groups, and far-right speakers. This anger has manifested into tearing down such monuments as well as banning speakers and supremacist groups in an... Continue Reading →

First the Americans and Now the Russians: The Taliban as a Political Tool

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. While boots on... Continue Reading →

The Supreme “Crisis”

The 2016 election was perhaps the most divisive and bitter election ever witnessed by the American public. The race changed the dynamics of American elections dramatically from what was previously somewhat policy and experience based, to candidate star-power, populism, and feelings. The emotionally charged election began with relatively normal standards and grievances with the federal... Continue Reading →

Why Europe Cannot do Without America

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 on it. The... Continue Reading →

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