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Recent Victories Over the Islamic State are Worth Celebrating, but the Fight is far From Over
By admin October 19, 2017

It’s been over three years since Western media sources broadcast images of militants storming across the Iraq-Syria border while the Iraqi military fled south, leaving behinds billions of dollars worth of military equipment and millions of civilians to the wrath of a new enemy, the Islamic State. The news shocked the United States and its

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A Collective Trauma: Geopolitics and Emotions
By admin October 5, 2016

In 2010, scholar and author Dominique Moisi set out to prove his thesis, put simply, that geopolitics are intertwined with emotions. He notes the paradox with joining these two structures as geopolitics is about rationality, objective data, economic resources, military might, and the cold political calculus of interest. Whereas, emotions by contrast, are “essentially subjective,

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Series of Attacks against Hospitals in Syria Leaves Country Paralyzed
By admin June 17, 2016

Another hospital is down in the midst of Syria’s five-year-long civil war. On June 8th, 2016, a hospital in East Aleppo was bombed and put out of service with at least ten people killed by the Syrian government’s airstrike. The offensive attack of the government’s airstrike hit the most devastating site when attacked. The site

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Refugee Crises: Threats or Opportunities?
By admin May 11, 2016

  In late April, US President Barack Obama met with Western European leaders to address the the unprecedented challenges facing Europe not seen since the Second World War. These challenges include a vast range of perceived threats from security risks – such as the rise of ISIS – to underperforming economies and the eminent danger

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European Refugee Crisis: Trends and Developments
By admin March 2, 2016

In the last five years, and with the intensification of the Syrian crisis, the EU has found, once again, its proximity and its shared fate with the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) nations. European build-up after World War II, with the assistance of American capital, for a brief moment brought a massive institutionalization, and

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