Article of the Day: France to begin Syria reconnaissance flights, mulls air strikes

France to begin Syria reconnaissance flights, mulls air strikes France has taken a bold first step in attempting to quell the dual onslaught in Syria of pro-Assad forces and ISIS which have led to the untenable refugee situation spilling out of its borders. The answer to this humanitarian crisis is not merely to welcome more […]

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Article of the Day: Give Bibi The Nobel Peace Prize

Give Bibi the Nobel Peace Prize The first thing I learned as a student of international affairs was that diplomacy is inherently a two sided affair. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly disagrees with this statement. This takes a very interesting stance on the very public differences between Netanyahu and the American administration but actually makes […]

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Article of the Day: The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies

The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies Russia is fascinating. It has an impressive military, an disproportionately large role in international affairs, and a President who solicits either intense love or vitriolic hate. Yet, despite all the advantages of the country, Russia is run – and for all intents and […]

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Imran’s March to Restore … Imran

A highly publicized march organized by former cricketer and perpetually indignant politician Imran Khan has managed to gather between 20,000 and 60,000 protesters, a mere 2%-6% of the one million promised by Khan. Although this outcome is rather disappointing, Khan’s rally runs the much larger risk of disrupting Pakistan’s fledgling democracy by pitting current Prime […]

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The Hawk of Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet have reversed a 60-year-old interpretation of the Japanese constitution that gives Japan the ability to intervene in military conflicts. This hawkish decision has the potential to send shockwaves through the tense security climate of East Asia. Since Shinzo Abe assumed the Japanese Prime Ministership for the second […]

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