The Fundamental Crisis in American Foreign Policy: Strategy, or lack thereof? 

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? 

A European Federation: Still Foreseeable

By: Kenan Kabbani As an American glancing from across the shivering cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the European dream seems all but exhausted. The Ideas of liberalism, the free movement of people and goods, and the European identity/citizenship have been shaken by the Euro Crisis, migrant waves, and internal dissatisfaction in the form of… Read More A European Federation: Still Foreseeable

US Foreign Policy and the Rational Policy Paradigm

By: Armend Topllari In the field of International Relations, there are multiple theoretical approaches that attempt to predict the actions that states will undertake in order to gain and/or maintain their power in the international system. Many of these theories are structured around the idea that states are considered rational actors; that meaning that their… Read More US Foreign Policy and the Rational Policy Paradigm