Middle East


Confronting ISIS’ Global Frontier

  Over the past several months, the number of terrorist attacks orchestrated by ISIS appear to be increasing exponentially. Between June 28 and July 2, which coincided with the month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar, ISIS claimed responsibility for multiple attacks that collectively resulted in the deaths of over 400 civilians. Since the November […]


HPRgument: The Putsch in Turkey

  On July 15th, factions in Turkey’s military attempted a coup d’état to oust President Erdogan and his elected government. After a struggle that lasted through the night, the coup failed, leaving hundreds dead in the streets and the nation in a fragile state. Since then, President Erdogan has begun a purge of all branches of government and […]


Aleppo: The Final Frontier?

As the Syrian civil war rages in and around Aleppo, the city’s strategic significance has been a hot topic of discussion.


After Autocracy: Challenges to Tunisian Democracy

Five years after the Jasmine Revolution, the Tunisian government still struggles to meet many citizens’ day-to-day concerns.


HPRgument: Terrorism in Europe

HPR writers weigh in on the threat of terrorism in Europe and appropriate government responses.


Cap and Gone: The Syrian College Student Who Had to Abandon His Degree

“In the weeks just before my final year would end, the violence came to Aleppo. It got really, really violent just three days before final exams, and the university shut down without warning.”