Trump’s National Emergency: A Test for the Courts

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

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

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

Balance of Power Politics: Russia Wary of Rising Chinese Influence

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

The Victory of Mosul: Hope For The Middle East?

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi eccentrically declared the liberation of Mosul from ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) on state TV. After a nearly nine month long battle, the Iraqi Forces in cooperation with Kurdish Peshmerga, American Special Forces, and other militia groups , successfully managed to recapture the ISIL’s… Read More The Victory of Mosul: Hope For The Middle East?