World Politics

Freedom House Study: Democracy at a Crossroads?

May 3, 2018 Michael Covin 0

All of these elements have been under attack around the world. This was the 12th consecutive year of a decline in global freedom. Twice as many (71) countries saw net declines than countries (35) that saw net increases. One of the glaring declines was America, which has traditionally been a country of hope with progresses and protecting those core tenets of democracy. […]

The Discourse Podcast

Episode 13: Diliman Abdulkader

April 5, 2018 Jackson Richman 1

For our 13th episode, we are joined by Diliman Abdulkader, who is the Director of the Kurdistan Project at Endowment for Middle East Truth. He is also is a Masters candidate at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. He writes often on issues pertaining to the greater Kurdistan region and has been quoted in various leading news sites such as Newsweek. […]

The Middle East

Syria: Iraq 2.0

April 5, 2018 Jackson Richman 0

Yes, ISIS is close to defeat, but the chaos in Syria is only growing. Now that the fight against ISIS in Syria is winding down, the real fight is about to begin, the fight for the future of Syria and the region, and this, even more than the fight against ISIS, is a fight which will decide the fate of the Middle East. […]

Europe

The Promise of Putingrad

March 26, 2018 Isaac Simon 0

Putin has undoubtedly been Russia’s strongest individual since the dawn of the millennia. Yet his intentions of reshaping Russia as part of a new world older bears striking comparison to that of the Soviet Union. […]

The Middle East

The Dogs of War Howl

February 12, 2018 Matthew Hines 0

By Matthew Hines The last 48 hours have unfolded an extraordinary series of events which may culminate in a war no one wants to see, and a war many statesmen have given precious time and […]