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. […]

U.S. Politics

Did Trump Wag the Dog on Syria?

April 18, 2018 Jacob Grandstaff 0

Several media commentators have wondered whether Trump’s missile strikes in Syria serve to distract from the negative press that the Russia investigation has triggered. This has prompted many on the left to draw the same movie analogy that many on the right drew two decades ago when many saw Clinton’s strikes on Sudan and Iraq as an attempt to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal. […]

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. […]