Why Jordan Should Annex Palestine

The President yesterday landed in Israel as part of his tour through the Middle East. The President reiterated his goal to achieve peace between the two nations in a deal that he would benefit both parties. However, the question is what would that look like? The UN initially partitioned the region into two different countries until, over time, Israel annexed all the remaining territories of … Continue reading Why Jordan Should Annex Palestine

Forward France! The Case for Emmanuel Macron

This Sunday, the fifth French Republic will face a radical choice. Although the best candidate in the race will not win, France will get the hero it wants, not the one it truly needs. Emmanuel Macron, four days out of the final election, holds a lead of almost twenty points over the anti-immigrant, anti-globalist Marine Le Pen. I did not support Macron in the first … Continue reading Forward France! The Case for Emmanuel Macron

Trump is Wrong to End Michelle Obama’s Girls’ Education Program

In 2015, Michelle Obama led the “Let Girls Learn” United States initiative to promote girls’ access to education in impoverished countries.  Today, Trump ended that program, effective immediately. This cut is not only disheartening, but this is a grave mistake that will impact the millions of children whose lives were enriched by this program.  Investing in girls’ education not only grows economies, but it also prevents … Continue reading Trump is Wrong to End Michelle Obama’s Girls’ Education Program

Why Le Pen is the wrong choice for France

France lives now in a time of similar division than that of the United States. A new president must now step in the steer the country either to the left side of the political spectrum, or to the right. Emmanuel Macron represents the left under the En Marche! party, and Marine Le Pen serves the right under the National Front in this presidential race. The … Continue reading Why Le Pen is the wrong choice for France

What Should be Done on North Korea

North Korea is one of the most complex foreign policy questions in the world today. The basic assumption running American policy from the Pentagon, is that credible deterrence and coercive diplomacy are a function of capability, national interest, and signaling. This can be seen when the US sends a carrier group to hot spots worldwide. The problem is that this assumption is wrong. For starters, … Continue reading What Should be Done on North Korea

Riots Escalate – Three More Dead in Anti-Socialist Protests

On Monday, three Venezuelans were left dead, putting the total death toll since the start of “Mother of All Marches” to twenty-four. SBS reports: “Several others were seriously injured and “between life and death,” said public defender Tarek William Saab. The latest casualties come on a day anti-Maduro demonstrators blocked major roads in the South American nation. Two government trucks in eastern Caracas were set alight … Continue reading Riots Escalate – Three More Dead in Anti-Socialist Protests

How Africa Got Left Behind

Robert Colvile’s excellent article on Prince Charles’s misunderstanding of the causes of African poverty provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at Africa’s economic history. African poverty was not caused by colonialism, capitalism, or free trade. As I have noted before, many of Europe’s former dependencies became rich precisely because they maintained many of the colonial institutions and partook in global trade. African poverty … Continue reading How Africa Got Left Behind

102 Years – Brief History of the Armenian Genocide, and Erdogan`s Denial

One hundred and two years ago today, April 24th, is the date that is set to be the start of the Armenian Genocide. The Ottoman government rounded up Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens, and deported them from Constantinople to the region of Ankara. Thousands were murdered. Phase one was the complete killing off of able-bodied males, through massacre, force labor, etc., and phase two consisted of … Continue reading 102 Years – Brief History of the Armenian Genocide, and Erdogan`s Denial

Takeaways from Round One of the French Election

Like a tossed coin, France voted this Sunday in a presidential election that was more open than ever, with up to four candidates with the possibility of becoming the president of La Republique, and marked by a terrorist threat after the bombing of the Champs-Élysées last Thursday. The centrist independent, Emmanuel Macron, and the far right candidate from Front National, Marine le Pen, have won the first … Continue reading Takeaways from Round One of the French Election

The French Presidential Election: What You Need to Know

In recent months, the world has been swept by a populist/nationalist attitude. In June of 2016, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and 3 months later, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. With these two events in mind, many people are wondering if this trend will continue as the French presidential election draws closer. It will determine if the previously … Continue reading The French Presidential Election: What You Need to Know