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The Caesar Act: Examining the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions in Syria

Justin Kim | September 19, 2020 | Africa
Three months have passed since the Caesar act was passed with triumph in the halls of Capitol hill, yet everything seems to be at an odd standstill in Syria. Violence and famine continue to wrack the populace, killing hundreds every … Continued

Why Russia Is Nowhere Near as Powerful as It Seems

Rom Peles | September 19, 2020 | Asia
By the early 19th century, the Prussian army and its state were also no longer exceptional as they once were: the commanders, generals and strategists were growing old and lethargic, stuck with an obsolete mindset. The Kaiser and his bureaucracy … Continued

Huawei: The Fulcrum of U.S.-China Tensions

Connor Raffa | August 1, 2020 | China
Over the past few months, as the coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, US-China relations have become increasingly tense. What began as a trade war in 2018 has emerged into what many are calling a modern-day Cold War with conflict … Continued

Israel’s New Annexation Plans and The Consequences for a Future Palestinian State

Rom Peles | September 4, 2020 | Asia
On 17 May, 2020, in the State of Israel – a land famed for its countless rumored miracles – a new miracle had just transpired. This came not in the form of a blind man regaining vision or a leper … Continued

Egypt’s New Planned Capital: An Analysis

Jake Raffa | July 2, 2020 | Africa
When picturing the center of a nation’s government, one typically imagines a proud, booming city in which citizens aspire to live. Now picture Cairo, Egypt: traffic remains congested all day, the streets are full of beggars and the destitute, building … Continued

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Protests in Belarus: A Summary

Jake Raffa | September 7, 2020 | Belarus

The streets are packed to the brim with angry people. Traffic is blocked off. Men and women, shoulder to shoulder, chant together for change. The root of these protests, as it is for many, is political oppression. As Belarusian president … Continued

The United Kingdom’s Response to Coronavirus Under Boris Johnson

Enzo Cunanan | May 3, 2020 | Europe

For a moment, the United Kingdom stood still. Its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had been hospitalized at St Thomas’ Hospital in London on April 5, 2020, after having tested positive for COVID-19. In just 24 hours, however, his condition had … Continued

How One Death Changed Politics in Malta

Enzo Cunanan | April 24, 2020 | Europe

The Port of Valletta, the Capital of Malta It was 3 PM and the sun beat down brightly on a car, slowly winding its way through the rural village of Bidnija, Malta. But this idyllic scene was shattered when a … Continued

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Has Erdogan Finally Shattered Turkey’s Chance of Joining the EU?

Rom Peles | August 2, 2020 | Europe

President Erdogan During a Meeting in the Kremlin C. 2019 Sharing a set of western, secular ideals (such as women’s enfranchisement) and land in the same continent, Turkey has always had a close relation with the EU and its predecessor, … Continued

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