Category Foreign Policy

The elopement to hell: the jihadi bride

The increased flow of migrants to Syria and Turkey in the past few years to join the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has sparked serious regional and international concerns since such a flow speaks to the strength of ISIS as an international security threat but also to its messaging strategies. The flow of […]

Israel’s schoolyard bully gets caught with mud on his face

After months of antagonizing rhetoric and mud-slinging, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself backed into a corner. His usual bravado and fire and brimstone warnings, complete with the ever-present ticking bomb sketch, have fallen flat on the ears of the international community. Standing alone and becoming more desperate as each day brings forth renewed […]

Obama’s Anti-Isolationist Stance is a Win for America

If someone told me that President Obama would achieve a majority of his most defining presidential moments following the disastrous 2014 midterm elections I would have bowled over laughing. Understanding that midterms usually turn out more GOP voters than Democrat, the avalanche of conservative, tea party-cowing Republicans that emerged victorious was not only painful but frightening. […]

Ripe For The Taking – The Gaza Strip and ISIS Influence

Yesterday the Islamic State (better known as ISIS) released a video from its Syrian stronghold threatening to topple the current government, Hamas, and taking over the Gaza Strip. Their claim – that Hamas has not been sufficiently strict enough when it comes to religious enforcement. For those unaware, Hamas was originally a Palestinian militant movement […]

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