Last night Americans voted their conscience. This was not an election about ideology, values, and policy. It was an election where the populist majoritarians of this country, i.e. apolitical Middle America and the white working class, were overcome with a feeling. A feeling of exuberance that a boorish billionaire will give them their country back, […]

What does it mean to be a citizen of a state? Perhaps this is a question that most people do not contemplate. In modern times, the concept of citizenship is interlinked with natural rights. Individuals are granted political rights by issuance of birth where the state acts as protector of liberty. Natural rights can be […]

China has entered the Syrian war. Whether it is official or unofficial is not of importance and is only a part of the battle of optics. Rear Admiral in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, Guan Youfei, visited Damascus on August 14 and met with both Syrian and Russian military officials. Chinese news outlets cited the […]

What is the potential for democracy in the Arab-Muslim World? This is the preeminent question that will dominate the Middle East for decades to come. The current civil wars raging in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen will shape new political borders of the Middle East. These countries mark the frontiers for the development of new […]

Religion and Politics in a Changing International Order The balance between the role of religion in the construction of political authority has plagued not only contemporary society, but through the dawn of development in ancient society. The ideological doctrines of international relations and religion are irrevocably intertwined as competing entities and have historically been in […]

Yesterday was an important day in the strategic realignment of Turkey’s new age power alliance system. Erdogan is attempting to stabilize Turkey’s regional standing after the failed July 15, 2016 coup by traveling to St. Petersburg as his first foreign trip. Erdogan is sending a loud message to the United States that he is willing […]

In light of Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination as the first female presidential nominee of a major American political party, it is important to reflect on what Feminism truly means in modern society. Is it an archetype of principles that someone like Hillary used to fortify a path toward success? We assume that the free-thinking, industrial-paced, […]

Events of the past week have set the stage for major changes to take place on the international stage. In the United States across the world and there have occurred tragic events where game-changing decisions must be made. From the coup attempt in Turkey to the violence in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Orlando and France, world […]

Last Thursday’s historic British referendum to exit the European Union will set the tone for how democratic societies can successfully calibrate the widening gap between progress and poverty. This is the first time the post-modern world has the ability to substantially redefine how international institutions can work to better reflect identity and notions of sovereignty […]

Money is identity and money is the glue to globalization. Nations divide as they fight over the goods. Today, the U.S faces political divide due to a battle over the framework of national identity. We see social cohesion breaking down as people fight over the ownership of national character. Shall we view the 2016 presidential […]