The Middle East is currently in the beginning of a grand regional realignment, one so vast it is sending shock waves slowly altering the post-Cold War alliance system. As the Syrian Civil War winds down, a new phase in the conflict will give rise to great power competition. Syria will be the focal point where […]

Why does this question matter? It matters because the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict is typically understood through dramatic headlines and snippets of information that obfuscates its arduous history. Attempting to answer this question is only part of a multilayered story, as the sovereignty claims of both Palestinians and Israelis do not exist in a […]

America’s preeminence on the world stage, its unipolar moment, is over and Washington must redefine its role in the world before emerging powers do it for us. The coming multipolar world will be one where power is balanced based on the supremacy of technology. Global security will be defined by whoever controls the marketization of […]

Was The 17th Century English Civil War A Prelude To America’s 21st Century Identity Crisis? Is There Any Relevance In The History Of The English Civil War To America’s Deep Political Divisions? Under the Trump presidency, modern American politics is ruled by Congressional paralysis and grave ideological differences between the Left and Right. The division […]

What Was The English Civil War And Its Historical Effect On A Newly Independent United States? The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a religious and cultural battle over the institutional powers of the English monarchy and the succession of English leadership. It was an epic battle of politics and religion that helped shape the political […]

Rousseau’s Social Contract Theory And The Perils Between Law and Freedom In my last part on social contract theory, I will discuss aspects of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s (1712-1778) musings on modern man’s quest to balance the want of freedom with the need of community. Rousseau’s social contract design begins with the theme of alienation. He was […]

When looking at current events it is impossible to ignore the multitude of succession and separatist movements happening across the globe. From the Kurds of Northern Iraq and to the Catalan people of Spain, both have declared independence and seek to operate as states separate from the government authority of Baghdad and Barcelona. Regional powers […]

World crises and diplomatic disputes define our current era, one where low impact warfare is used as a main tool to devise political strategy. Soft power politics of diplomatic entanglement are redefining the boundary line of national interests. Up and coming powers are uninterested in following the ideal of democratic norms and instead have found […]

Most of us are pondering the future of China-U.S relations. The coming battles over China’s ability to project power in the South China Sea and the race to dictate what constitutes the sovereign usage of weaponized space satellites are important to conceptualize as they constitute issues that will shape the future contours of U.S hegemony. […]

Fascism. The word alone is enough to muster up vociferous sentiment from those who adhere to the principles of their politics. Many unabashedly devout a determinate will to fight political groups that espouse unpopular beliefs, tagging the label of fascism on these political groups as a means of exposing their vile nature. Hate groups have […]