Robert Wilber

About Robert Wilber

Robert has a bachelor's degree in history and political science from the University of Michigan.

The Continuing Threat Of ISIS In 2018

As 2017 has come to a close, many recognize the defeat of ISIS in the Middle East as one of the most remarkable achievements of the year. While the expulsion of ISIS from Iraq and Syria is an admirable feat, it does not mean they are no longer a threat. […]

Saudi Arabia May Go Nuclear After Recent Attack

On the 19th of December, Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile toward residential areas of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The missile was intercepted and there were no casualties. This is not the first time that Houthi rebels have fired on Saudi Arabia this year.  However, this attack seems to […]

US Provides Evidence That Iran Is Supplying Weapons To Houthi Rebels

The United States revealed evidence on 14 December that suggests Iran has been providing weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.  While many already believed this to be the case, the evidence seems to substantiate the claims that Saudi Arabia has been making for quite some time.  The international agreement that […]

Iraq And Syria After ISIS

On December 9th 2017, the Iraqi military declared victory over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The battle against ISIS has lasted several years and there has been excessive loss of life and property. This declaration from the Iraqi military is a sign of progress in a region […]

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Continues To Worsen With Conflict Escalating

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen may only get worse as military campaigns continue to escalate. The Houthi rebels of Yemen fired a ballistic missile on Saudi Arabia for the second time in a month, however, the missile was intercepted and destroyed before it was able to harm any civilians. The […]

Pakistan Hopes Army Can End Protests

The Pakistani government mobilized military forces in response to growing violence among protesters blocking the Faizabad Interchange.  Reports confirm two dead and at least 250 injured in demonstrations that began in early November.  Protesters are calling for Law and Justice Minister Zahid Hamid to step down from his position for […]

Myanmar: The Rohingya, The Army, And Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmar Army has cleared itself of all blame related to the Rohingya crisis after an internal investigation, further denying claims that soldiers killed any Rohingya people or abused any of their women.  The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in the country, have been fleeing to Bangladesh for safety since the […]

November 2017: Increasing Civilian Deaths In The Middle East

According to a New York Times article April, 2017, there has been a spike in the number of civilians killed in conflict in Iraq and Syria. This spike is attributed to escalating combat against the Islamic State in the region. Much of the blame is falling on the United States, […]

Putin Opens Memorial To Stalin’s Victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a memorial wall to victims of Stalinist purges on October 30th. Calling it the “Wall of Grief,” he reaffirmed that history cannot repeat itself in the country. However, the BBC reported that many of Putin’s critics believed his comments to be hypocritical. The President has […]

Iraq Rebuffs Tillerson Over Militias

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has demanded that the Iraqi government disband Iran-sponsored militias in the country. BBC reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, strongly disagrees, calling the militias the “hope of Iraq and the region.” These militias were necessary when the Islamic State took key areas […]