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?
By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko It is that time of the year for Balkan countries once again. For Albania and Macedonia, June is a month of high anticipation as both countries turn their eyes towards Europe for the green light to ascension talks. For others, the fight for integration and negotiations continue in what is seemingly an… Read More The Balkanic Mentality and the Urgent Need to Put Aside Nationalism
By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko On Sunday, March 18th, the Russian people took to the polls in order to elect their “new” leader. Unsurprisingly, the elections turned out to be very anticlimactic, with Vladimir Putin claiming victory once again, making this his fourth, and second consecutive Presidential term. The former KGB grasped over 70 percent of the… Read More Six More Years of Vlad Putin
By: Rex Nazarko Russia, Charlottesville, North Korea, and a White House version of Celebrity Apprentice, let us dive right to the point, where is the presidency of Trump heading? It has only been 7 months since Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States, and although no “impeachable” scandal has broken out,… Read More Trump Presidency Nearing Point of No Return
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
By: Rex Nazarko Since his first day in office, President Donald Trump has been tormented with reports which tie him and his campaign to the Russian Kremlin. While it has been confirmed by US intelligence that Moscow did meddle in the 2016 US Presidential election, the more severe fear is that the chief executive of… Read More Trump, Mueller and The Russia Investigation: A Grand Jury Takes Center Stage
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… Read More The Saudi-Iranian Cold War