Stranded

This piece introduces a series addressing several issues I saw during my time at a refugee camp in Samos from June-August 2017, including mental health, children in the camp, criminal justice, the asy…

The Reformation Conundrum

Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali is wrong. Islam does not need a reformation. The rise of ISIS has created a number of question about the nature of Islam, ranging from the state of the religion today to fundamenta…

The U.S. Drone Program

Low Commitment, High Value Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as “drones”, have become the United States’ go-to weapon for unstable conflict regions worldwide. Due to their low cost and var…

AUMF 2015 and the War on ISIL

There is a common refrain in American politics when politicians discuss taking military action in foreign countries. “[insert country of interest here] is going to be another Afghanistan… another Iraq…

A New Reign in Saudi Arabia

On January 23rd, the global political sphere lost one of its longest standing participants when Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away. King Abdullah, by the age of 90, had off…

Paris, Baga, and Peshawar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] World leaders gather at the unity rally in Paris, France on January 11th to show solidarity for survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. On January 9th, African mili…

Underestimation Nation

On October 15th Fox News presented a poll that found 58% of Americans felt “things in the world are ‘going to hell in a handbasket.” [1] These findings tell us two things. First, we should probably qu…