U.S. Announces Sanctions In Retaliation For Russian Cyberattacks

In a rare move under the Trump administration, the White House publicly accused Russia of recent cyber attacks in the United States and abroad and announced repercussions against Russian individuals and entities in response. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced on March 15 that five Russian entities and 19 […]

Al-Shabaab Forcibly Recruiting Children In Somalia

Since late September, the Islamist armed group, Al-Shabaab, has significantly increased the number of civilian abductions in Somalia’s Bay area to force families to hand over their children. Over the past few years, Al-Shabaab has become morally and financially weaker, making these communities tactical targets for recruiting young members and […]

Prospects Of Peace Leading Up To The Inter-Korean Summit

One of the biggest gains South Korea achieved from its Olympic diplomacy with North Korea was Kim Jong Un’s personal invitation to president Moon Jae-in to hold an inter-Korean summit, scheduled to be held in May. This would mark a monumental progress in inter-Korean dialogue and relations since the start […]

Stand Against Anti-Semitism, Stand Against Hate

A Sunday Review titled Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up? by Jonathan Weisman was published on March 17th, 2018 by the New York Times. Along with hatred against Muslims, blacks, Hispanics, and immigrants, American Jews are facing increasing anti-semitic hate crimes in the era of Trump. Yet, […]

The Syrian Civil War: Through The Eyes Of The Al-Assad Regime

In continuation of the previous article investigating the Syrian Civil War, this article will examine the Syrian Civil War through the lens of the Al-Assad regime. Due to the recent developments this week of the Syrian Civil War, specifically through the escalation of the enclave within the East Ghouta region, […]

Russian Spy Poisoning: Undermining U.K. Sovereignty

On March 4, a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, was discovered unconscious alongside his daughter on a park bench in Salisbury, Southern England. According to Prime Minister Theresa May, they were poisoned with Novichok, a Russian nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s. This […]