The Iranian nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is back in the news. The Washington Post reported that President Donald…View More Decertifying the Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean and is it a Good Idea?
Early in his tenure as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson asserted that the reorganization of USAID and the State Department would be his priority. The…View More Making Aid Great Again: The Restructuring of USAID
In the wake of the sarin gas attacks that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on citizens in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in…View More Is it justified to strip the Syrian President’s wife of her British citizenship?
The war in Syria has taken another horrifying turn as chemical weapons were unleashed on unprepared and innocent victims in Khan Sheikhun, in the mostly…View More Another Deadly Attack: The Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons In Syria
A three-month long state of emergency has been announced by the President of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, following attacks by Islamic State (IS) on Coptic…View More Egypt: State of Emergency Following Attacks on Coptic Churches
The events of 4 April 2017 were largely unprecedented. Rarely, if ever, have two US presidents been faced with crises so similar that their responses…View More Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes: The Alternate Reality of Obama’s ‘Red Line Crisis’
It is clear there are discrete divisions in Trump’s cabinet with regards to who is able to influence the president. The positions with the most…View More Kushner: the Foreign Policy Puppeteer?
Last month, Egyptian demonstrators took to the streets chanting, ‘We want to eat!’ to protest the government’s policy of decreasing the number of subsidised bread…View More Egypt’s Military State and President al-Sisi’s Declining Legitimacy
On 17 March 2017, an airstrike conducted in West Mosul by the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) appeared to have resulted in the death…View More US Air Strikes and Civilian Casualties in the Battle for Mosul
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s month long trip to Asia kicked off with a landmark three day visit to Beijing as he, along with…View More Saudi Arabia seeks to ink billion dollar landmark deals with China
With the complex web of influences that saturate the conflict in Iraq and Syria, it is easy to lose sight of a broader view. While…View More A Losing Fight: What ISIS’s Decline means for the World
The Israel-Palestine conflict has been a consistently central topic in U.S. political campaigns. While Donald Trump may have won the U.S. presidential election pushing a…View More President Trump’s Ambiguity Towards Israel