U.S. Politics

Fear the Mustache

March 26, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

Bolton has been called a warmonger, an interventionist, and an imperialist. Yes, he is those things, but the world is chaotic and the good that is democracy is increasingly imperiled by autocrats and theocrats around the world. Bolton is a realist. We cannot smile at our enemies and make them our friends as Obama believed. […]

The Middle East

Time for the U.S. to Stop Treating Turkey As an Ally

January 26, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg  This past week, the Turkish military launched an offensive against Kurdish forces this week, firing artillery across its border into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin. This assault is mainly against U.S.-backed Kurdish troops who make up […]

The Middle East

What Cutting US Funding for UNWRA Means

January 17, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg On Tuesday, the United States announced that they would be withholding about $65 million from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA), the Palestinian refugee agency run by the […]

The National Discourse

The UN’s Hypocrisy

January 8, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg It is time to stop pretending the U.N. is a legitimate political or moral authority. For years now, that has been the way the world has viewed the U.N.: a moral or […]

The National Discourse

In Defense of Congress

December 7, 2017 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg The United States Congress is one of the most heavily criticized bodies in the world. Attacked for its partisanship, its stagnation, its procrastination, its lack of action, and its corruption, calls for […]