World


The Fall of Liberalism?

Le Pen. Duterte. Brexit. Trump. It might be appropriate to dub 2016, the “year of populism,” as hundreds of millions of voters around the world have forcefully rejected the political institutions and policies that have been the backbone of 20th century liberalism and democracy. While the motivations and psychology of this global electorate will takes […]


The Evaporation of the Status Quo in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s veteran dictator and first President, Islam Karimov, left his country as he ruled it: plagued by inconsistencies in news reports, government cover-ups, and incorrigible deceit. While Karimov reportedly died on September 2nd at the age of 78 due to a brain hemorrhage, he likely passed away well before his government’s official announcement. The full […]


Understanding Cuba’s Future

As The Eagles’ so aptly put in their song Hotel California, “some dance to remember, some dance to forget.” Fidel Castro’s long-awaited death has caused tears of sorrow in Havana, and tears of joy in Miami. Regardless of one’s opinion of the eccentric “El Lider Maximo” of Cuba, his death signifies a symbolic transitory period, […]


Mosul is a Humanitarian Crisis, Period

After the complete American withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, observers hailed the end of the war as the dawn of a new era of peace and stability for the country. American involvement had seemed the last barrier to internal harmony, and Iraq appeared poised to usher in an era of long-term internal improvement. Of course, […]


When Courts Take on Countries

American citizens can now sue states that have allegedly sponsored terrorism. But how does a person sue a country?


NATO’s Uncertain Future

Trump’s proposed NATO policies raise significant concerns for America’s European allies, and his comments draw into question the United States’ future commitment to the alliance.