Muqtada al-Sadr
International

The Return of Muqtada al-Sadr

May 29, 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

Iran
International

Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 9, 2018

Despite the lack of any approval from 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

Syria Missile Strike by U.S. and Allies
International

The U.S., U.K., and France Strike Syria

April 14, 2018

On Friday evening, Washington D.C. time, the United States along with the United Kingdom and France launched a missile strike on Syria in response to the recent chemical weapons attacks in Douma.  The missile attack

Syria
International

The Situation in Syria Reaches a Critical Point

April 9, 2018

The conflict in Syria has heated up over the past two months as the civil war enters its seventh year.  It is estimated that 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has displaced

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
International

Sisi’s Sham Election

April 2, 2018

When the polls closed last Wednesday after three days of voting in Egypt’s presidential election there was no doubt who the winner would be.  Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi had systematically removed all major opponents to his reelection

Netanyahu
International

Benjamin Netanyahu is Fighting for Political Survival

February 19, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu is now in a fight for political survival after Israeli police last week recommended that he be charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of public trust.  While, as of yet, Netanyahu has not

Mahmoud Abbas
International

The Waning Leadership of Mahmoud Abbas

December 5, 2017

Time appears to be running out for Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah as Hamas looks to gain complete control of the Palestinian Authority once Abbas is no longer in power.  The chances of a new major

Osama bin Laden
History

Inside the Diary of Osama bin Laden

November 2, 2017

On November 1, the CIA released 470,000 documents that had been collected during the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in Abbottabad in 2011.  Of those documents was bin Laden’s 228 page

Mohammed bin Salman
International

Mohammed bin Salman: The Next Saudi King

August 1, 2017

This past June the 81-year-old Saudi King Salman announced his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia making him next in line to the throne.  Observers have been speculating for