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World Politics & Affairs

The Failure of an International Commitment to Human Rights

Middle Eastern political analyst Emile Hokayem recently tweeted “Being from, caring about and working on the Middle East is an endless heartbreak,” in reference to reports of the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, on April 7th, 2018. When I first learned that a player in the Syrian conflict, presumably the Assad government, orchestrated […]

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What will the Middle East look like in ten years?

The year is 2028. Much of the Gaza has become unlivable. Daesh (ISIS) has been destroyed, but another terrorist group looms close on the horizon. The Kurds have their own state, meaning Iraqi unity has been destroyed. The Assad regime is still in power, having vanquished the rebel forces thanks to Iranian and Russian military […]

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Opinion: Syria’s Future

“What is certain is that everyone’s first goal in Syria is currently ISIS.”

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The Death of a Nation: Syria

“You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt, and you can’t make peace without Syria” -Henry Kissinger Syria captured the attention of the world stage along with international powers as the Syrian Civil War continues to rage on with no end in sight. The duration of the war can be easily described as […]

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An Update on the European Refugee Crisis

The existence of war-torn regions are a bane to development and humanity. With a rapid increase in the violence in the parts of Asia, Europe and Africa, the situation keeps on worsening. But amidst the chaos of terrorist groups and rogue nations, there’s something the world always forgets about: refugees. In the years following 2015, Europe has […]

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Funding the War in Syria

Syria’s economy has basically caved in. Among the scourges of war in the nation, the livelihood of everyday people has plummeted as they escape the forces that threaten their very life. Economic studies by the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and independent economists paint a grim picture: Gross Domestic Product is now half of […]