Israel: Escalating Tensions Over Al-Asqa Mosque Attack

After the July 14th attacks in Jerusalem’s Old City, tensions have been escalating. This attack, wherein two Israeli policemen were killed by three Palestinian citizens of Israel (who were all later shot by police) at the sacred site for both Muslims and Jews appears to be part of the “Jerusalem […]

Politicizing The Female Body: The Problem With FGM

200,000,000. It’s roughly the size of Brazil’s Population. It’s the number of people who use Instagram stories every day. It’s also the number of women in the world who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM. FGM may not be at the forefront of your mind—it’s a problem usually thought […]

Potential Game Changer In Syria: Trump Abandons Failed CIA Program

President Donald Trump appears to be charting a coherent executive foreign policy that is the prerogative of every incumbent president, despite widespread opposition by the mainstream media, Congress, the Republican and Democratic establishments, and U.S. intelligence agencies, which have been at odds with President Trump since he proposed pragmatic cooperation […]

The Implications Of The Turkish Military Deployment In Qatar 2

The Gulf Cooperation Council today faces a period of internal tension and political division unprecedented since its conception in 1981. Following several disagreements between Qatar and its neighbouring states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the U.A.E, over post-Arab Spring regional policies relations among these former allies have culminated in a […]

Is Kenya Gearing Up For War Come August 8th?

Only a few days remain before the Kenya national elections on August 8th. Tensions from most people are running high especially considering what happened last time back in 2007. As opposed to 2013, the stakes have never been higher for the opposition leader and NASA flag-bearer, Raila Odinga. This is […]

Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]