Over the past few years, the nature of terrorism has altered noticeably. As the military campaign against ISIS continues to gain steam by rolling back ISIS-controlled territory, it is ever more likely that the world will continue to see low-cost, high yield attacks like the ones in Nice and Orlando. In stark contrast to the large scale… Read More The New Terror Normal
Overnight, the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom were announced – Brexit. In what will easily stand as the defining moment for the UK in post-WWII European relations, a final tally of 51.9% (roughly 17.4 million people) of votes were cast for exiting the European Union. People 65 and older overwhelmingly voted to leave the… Read More Brexiting the Scene
Now that the bombastic billionaire Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, it’s time to critically analyze the impact of a Trump administration on American foreign policy. Trump has routinely invoked nationalistic and isolationist rhetoric to “Make America Great Again” and deliver it from the era of interventionist administrations. Because according to Trump, “[l]ogic was… Read More Deciphering The Donald’s Rhetoric
By capitalizing on civil strife and fractured societies, ISIS’ expansion into Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan, leaves little doubt that the prospects for the group’s long-term viability have increased. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now established enclaves in Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan, and the expansions seem permanent. ISIS’ appearance as a viable contender… Read More Why the Islamic State’s expansion matters
Author: Berthold Seewald Translator: Douglas McKnight The mass immigration of Germans to the USA in the 18th century provoked a fear of being overrun by foreigners. America’s government was in danger. An American with German roots points the way towards successful integration. On June 11th, 1776, five men from of the Continental Congress of the… Read More When the Germans Were the Ones Who Didn’t Want to Integrate – A Translation
Those that write about Europe have convinced us that its borders are open to the world. Phrases like “borderless Europe,” “free movement of people,” and “visa-free travel” dominate our perceptions of borders in contemporary Europe. Where else, they tell us, can a person born in Madrid, study in Paris, intern in Berlin, and work in… Read More Europe’s Borderless Dilemma
Thursday marked five years since Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted from power in what has come to be known as the Jasmine Revolution. A well-waged campaign of civil resistance, sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, ultimately led to the upending of Ben Ali’s autocracy and ignited a series of protests… Read More Startup Region: Leveraging the Youth Bulge to Transform the Arab World
At first, one would expect a surge in attacks on American soil would be the culprit, but the reality is that America is enjoying a period of relative safety from global terrorist organizations like al Qaeda. So what is it that’s driving Americans to perceive their world as MORE dangerous, particularly when so many favorably view the Administration’s ability to stop terrorist attacks?… Read More Americans Think Terrorists Are Winning. They’re Not.