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 →

On Terrorism and Ideology

By Mustafa Rasheed The following essay briefly addresses the ideological roots of terrorism and juxtaposes the current "War on Terrorism" mainly in the Middle East and North Africa with the American political scare of communism during the Cold War, "The Red Menace". The following essay is a continuation of a series of essays I wrote... Continue Reading →

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 →

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