In response to what George W. Bush termed as the Axis of Evil in his 2002 State of the Union Address, a Libyan journalist shortly thereafter re-dubbed the term to be the Axis of Resistance, referring to the countries’ resistance to the hegemonic power of the United States. Today, the Axis of Resistance refers to […]Read more "Can Gaza count on the Axis of Resistance?"
Late Tuesday night, the world learned that President Barack Obama would remain as the President of the United States for the next four years. Obama’s reelection means that he can pick up where he left off in the Middle East. His administration had swept some critical foreign policy issues under the rug before the election […]Read more "Attention Middle East: Barack’s back"
If the world could vote in the upcoming United States presidential election, the race would be anything but close. As it stands now, President Obama and Governor Romney are in a tie in national polls. This tight race means that there is even more importance on crucial swing states such as Ohio. In Ohio, the […]Read more "If the world could vote"
Despite the fact that 59.2 million viewers turned in for third presidential debate, very few Americans actually care about foreign policy. One would think that Americans would be anything but ambivalent towards foreign policy: seeing that the United States has been conducting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past decade; operating drones in Yemen […]Read more "Americans do not care about foreign policy"
Study abroad programs for American students in North Africa and the Middle East are growing in popularity. These students seek universities that provide a more unique experience than the traditional study abroad locations of Europe and Asia. Students who had wanted to study abroad in the Middle East went in large numbers to Cairo, Egypt […]Read more "Seeking higher ground: American students avoiding Arab Spring violence"
The largest Jewish diaspora is located in the United States. So naturally, there is a very strong connection between American Jews and Israel. From this, one would think that the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and American Jews would be in agreement on their choice for the next President of the United States. However, […]Read more "On different pages: Netanyahu and American Jews"
There have been an alarming number of attacks by Afghan security forces on American and NATO troops. These attacks are being called green-on-blue attacks. Green is jargon used by the American military for indigenous forces and blue is what is used for American troops. Over 50 NATO troops, many of which are Americans, have been […]Read more "Watch your back: Afghan security forces killing NATO troops"
For most nations, shared borders pose a myriad of threats and problems ranging from illegal immigration to weapon smuggling. The United States and Lebanon are no different when it comes to these sorts of issues. The primary threat for the United States on its shared border with Mexico is drug smuggling. The United States has […]Read more "Caution: Porous Borders Ahead"
When it comes to foreign relations with Iran, the United States and Lebanon find themselves at odds. To state it simply, the United States opposes Iran because of its close alliance with Israel and Lebanon supports Iran because of its opposition to Israel. The United States’ and Lebanon’s relationships with Iran have intensified ever since […]Read more "The Iranian Predicament"