Middle East

Muqtada al-Sadr Gains Power and Influence in Iraq

May 26, 2018

Muqtada al-Sadr is best remembered for being a thorn in the side of the Americans during the occupation of Iraq after the 2003 invasion.  During that period he was able to mobilize Shiites in a


Trump Cancels Summit with North Korea

May 25, 2018

After a few heated exchanges between North Korea and the United States over the past week, Donald Trump canceled the planned summit between the two nations this past Thursday.  It might as well have, for


Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 8, 2018

Despite no approval from any of the other signatories of the Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (J.C.P.O.A.), President Trump on Tuesday announced the United States is leaving the