Don’t Ignore Iranian Protests

It has been an intense few weeks in the Middle East to start off 2020. At the very beginning of the year, Iranian-backed militias attempted to attack the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. A few days later, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed by a US airstrike on his vehicle heading to the Baghdad airport. US officials stated that they had intelligence that Soleimani was … Continue reading Don’t Ignore Iranian Protests

What Comes Next With Iran

As expected, the responses to President Trump’s decision to eliminate Iranian General and Terrorist Qassem Soleimani has been mixed across the world. In the United States, Republicans have expressed support for the move, while Democrats have expressed frustration with both the move and the process, notably that Congress was not informed. Across the world, the mix of reactions is similar. The German government reportedly supports … Continue reading What Comes Next With Iran

US Eliminates Iranian Terrorist Soleimani

2020 has already started off with a bang heard around the world. On January 3, many across the world woke to the news that Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike by U.S. forces in Baghdad, Iraq. At face value, concerns arise that the United States eliminated a General of another major nation, but there is much more to Soleimani than being … Continue reading US Eliminates Iranian Terrorist Soleimani

The North Korean Game Part 1

In U.S. International Relations, there are no two countries more difficult to grasp than North Korea and Iran. While the nations are both vastly different and are led by different regimes, they share a similar characteristics as the two most antagonistic states in the world. While other nations have their problems, failed states in Syria and Libya, ongoing conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan, human … Continue reading The North Korean Game Part 1

The Impeachment Winner: Vladimir Putin

Like millions of Americans, I have in one way or another followed the public impeachment hearings against President Donald J. Trump. I have watched hearings live, watched opinion shows afterwards that show some of the brightest in American politics break down testimony and pivotal moments, and have scoured Twitter to see the reactions from my fellow Americans on all aspects of the political spectrum. Unexpectedly, … Continue reading The Impeachment Winner: Vladimir Putin