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Recent U.S. Sanctions Leads To Rise In International Tension

In a decisive 419-3 vote, the House of Representatives voted to pass a new bill that imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. Regarding North Korea and Iran, the sanctions come in response to the testing of ballistic missiles by two nations, as well as growing concern from the U.S. government […]


Iraqi Army Liberates Mosul: Is The Peaceful Reconstruction Of The City Possible And What Have Been The Effects For Civilians?

With its capture of Mosul in June 2014, the so-called Islamic State rose to global prominence. Now, after the largest deployment of Iraqi troops since the 2003 invasion, the terrorist organization has lost its capital and foothold in Iraq. The battle for Mosul has been a long and bloody one, […]


Autocracy In Turkey: The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Seventeen journalists from Cumhuriyet, the last independent newspaper in Turkey, have been put on trial in Istanbul and have been accused of aiding and abetting terrorist organizations by the government. This trial follows a long period of government superstition after the attempted coup in 2016, with more than 50,000 people […]


United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report On Hacking Of Qatar News Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied The Washington Post’s report that claims it was behind the hacking of the state-run Qatar News Agency in May, which has resulted in one of the worst diplomatic crises for the Arab Gulf in decades. In May, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]


Trump’s Muslim Ban: How It Affects Individual Rights And US Cultural Minorities

The colloquially-termed “Muslim ban” is an executive order signed by Donald Trump, current President of the United States, on March 6th of this year. It places travel limits to the US on individuals from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen – all countries with Muslim-majority populations. The ban also […]


Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]


Terrorism Redefined

In February 2016, at a security conference in Munich, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir was asked to comment on an article in The Atlantic, by Graeme Wood stating that despite the Minister’s comments on previous occasions, the Islamic State was indeed Islamic. In response, the Foreign Minister […]


Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]