What a Republican Takeover this November Could Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy

What a Republican Takeover this November Could Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy

In only one week from today, millions of Americans will go to the polls and cast their ballots for whom they wish to represent them in the US Congress. With many citing President Obama's poor handling of recent international affairs, various polls project a full Republican takeover of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. What are the implications for continued US strategy in the MENA region? What does this mean for President Obama in his handling of important foreign policies for the rest of his term? 

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Turkey Has 99 Problems and the PKK Is Just One

Turkey Has 99 Problems and the PKK Is Just One

For many, the answer seems simple: Turkey should listen to the demands of its Kurdish population and work alongside the international coalition against IS to fight the global threat that is looming on its border. But unfortunately, the situation is far more complicated.

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The Power Struggle of Persian Politics

The Power Struggle of Persian Politics

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is widely regarded by both the international community and his citizens as Iran's first moderate leader in recent history. His presidential agenda includes many liberal tenants like advancing human rights in Iran and finding a solution to the decade long nuclear dispute. However, the political power and conservatism of his superior, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has created an interesting dynamic between old versus new in Persian Politics.  

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U.S. and allies on the move against the Islamic State: What about Israel?

U.S. and allies on the move against the Islamic State: What about Israel?

ISIS, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, United States, Europe: these are the names of major actors played by the media in regards to recent upheaval in the Middle East, marked by the rise of the Islamic State. While the international community now weighs its focus on counter-terrorism efforts lead by the US, one question sits in the back of everyone's mind: what about Israel?

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