Nasser Haidar

A Century-Old Dispute: Chile & Bolivia

In a recent landmark ruling, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Bolivia in its century-long dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean. The dispute, which has lasted for over a century now, has left a long and strenuous relationship between the two South American nations, and […]

Step-By-Step: The Lebanon We Know Is Under Threat

In a region of the world where no liberty, freedom or right is a guarantee, one country stands out. Ask any Middle Easterner and they will tell you the same thing: Lebanon is a beacon of tolerance in this troubled area of the world on multiple fronts. With 18 religious […]

Zimbabwe’s Hope Fades After Elections

At the end of July 2018, Zimbabwe held its first elections that did not include former long-term President Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Mugabe had been president of the Southern African nation since he led the liberation war against the white minority rule that ended in 1980, and once famously […]

Erdogan’s Republic: Not A Turk

On June 24th, 2018, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current president of Turkey, was elected for a second term as the most powerful individual in Turkish politics since the founder of the nation, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – whose given nickname, Ataturk, literally translates to ‘father of the Turks.’ Erdoğan’s hold on […]

Colombia’s Elections: A New Era

On May 27th, Colombia voted in its first-round of presidential elections. None of the candidates secured the 50 percent threshold necessary to avoid a run-off election scheduled for June 17. Two candidates, Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro, secured their positions in the run-off elections with 39 percent and 25 percent, […]

The Next Generation Creates A Way Forward

We’ve always been told throughout our youthful and adolescent years that the grownups will always be there to deal with all of our concerns, needs, and find ways to protect us. Whenever you need help, get a grown up. Occasionally, that’s not what actually happens, and it may surprise us […]

France’s Anti-Corruption Movement: Sarkozy Ordered To Stand Trial

A scandal is currently rocking the French political landscape in a way that has not been seen before. The former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, and Mr. Azibert, one of the magistrates of France’s highest court, the Court of Cassation,  have been ordered to stand trial. A […]

Friends And Foes Vie For Kushner Kompromat: White House Policy Up For Sale

It is no secret that Donald Trump always surrounds himself with people that have shady and secretive pasts and continued to do so throughout his presidential campaign and even during his transition into the White House. Many of these people, including Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, have been charged with […]

Qatar Wins Back Full U.S. Support

In more signs of development in the interconnected web of alliances between the U.S. and the Gulf, Qatar and the United States have hosted their first inaugural US-Qatar strategic dialogue, a week-long series of high-level bilateral meetings between the two nations’ ministers, security officials, and industry leaders. These are the […]

An Ambitious Task For The G5 Sahel Force

Few regions in the world face the daunting security challenge of the five Sahel countries. The five countries, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, are located in the Sahel where they are victims of their own geography. Militant groups and cross-national criminal organizations have thrived by taking advantage of […]