The Saudi-Iranian Cold War

When the term "Cold War" is used, the past decades of the American-Soviet rivalry and struggle for influence usually come to mind. The American-Soviet Cold War was the most renowned global fight for influence, but there are also regional "Cold Wars" which aim to avoid direct conflict, spread influence, and assert regional control. The ideological... Continue Reading →

The African Plan

By Mustafa Rasheed On July 8, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron spoke at a press conference during the G20 Summit in Hamburg. The G20, or Group of 20, are members of the world’s most powerful countries with developed economies, including the European Union. Their first meeting took place in 2008 and have convened annually... Continue Reading →

Japan’s Pacifism Tested

Japanese history is one of the most intriguing narratives of nations. Spanning a period of almost  10,000 years of archeological records, and evidence, the history of Japan is one of the longest recorded accounts of any peoples. But throughout the course of such an extended time, one could hardly call the nation's tale pacifist.  Apart... 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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