U.S. to Pull Out of Syria

U.S. to Pull Out of Syria, Shocking Many

December 21, 2018

President Trump announced on December 19 he will be pulling all U.S. troops out of Syria in a move that has been heavily criticized by Republicans and allies alike and has left many dumbfounded.  Trump

Muqtada al-Sadr

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


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

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


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

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


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

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