Last week the ICIJ released the largest data leak known to date, exposing some of the most lucrative deals and covert assets in the world. This has been the largest-known collection of leaked offshore data in history and it targets the world's richest and most powerful people. Known as the Pandora papers, the leak includes … Continue reading Pandora Leak
Chinese and American Arms Race Intensifies
In an effort to counter China and its strong military navy technology, the United States, Australia and the UK announced their new joint AUKUS agreement. This partnership will allow Australia to equip itself with stealthy, long-range nuclear-powered submarines in order to stand strong against China’s growing military capacity. It is evident that an acceleration of … Continue reading Chinese and American Arms Race Intensifies
Biden’s Foreign Policy and his Afghanistan Decision
President Biden won the 2020 Presidential elections with a campaign strategy that promised a more compassionate foreign affairs policy. His decision to remove all American troops from Afghanistan’s territory, leaving the country completely vulnerable to Taliban intervention, gave a very different impression. The humanitarian catastrophe currently unfolding in Afghanistan suggest that Biden’s concern was directly … Continue reading Biden’s Foreign Policy and his Afghanistan Decision
USA Gymnasts to Compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amidst Lingering Abuse Controversies
The US women's gymnastics team will compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic competition on Sunday July 25th. Their athletes are expected to bring the gold medal home, yet the USA gymnastics federation faces the lowest public and internal support it has had in decades. This follows the September 2016 revelations that the same gymnasts who … Continue reading USA Gymnasts to Compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amidst Lingering Abuse Controversies
Hope for Separated Palestinean Families
The Israeli government recently failed to renew the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, giving thousands of torn Palestinean-Israeli families new found hope after years of forced separation. The law, which requires yearly approval, hinders Palestinean spouses from living together in Israel if one of the partners is from the West Bank and the other … Continue reading Hope for Separated Palestinean Families
Who is Hamas?
When Hamas, a recognized terrorist group, won the 2006 popular elections in Palestine, the western international community was left astounded. It was the first time that a terrorist group was elected into office and this proved a difficult reality to embrace. Typically, popular rhetoric employed by the world's leading democracies upholds the belief that terrorism … Continue reading Who is Hamas?
The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal
The Biden administration has expressed a desire to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following Trump's withdrawal in 2018. The agreement, which was signed by Iran, the US, and several world powers, was intended to restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The program lasted three years and elongated Iran's … Continue reading The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal
U.S. Ends 20 Year Long War in Afghanistan: Whats Next?
The US will withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11 2021, ending a 20 year long war that was unsuccessful in defeating Taliban forces. The Taliban remains a central power within the country and violent insurgencies continue to escalate dramatically. If the US aims to reduce violence and achieve political stability in Afghanistan, it should … Continue reading U.S. Ends 20 Year Long War in Afghanistan: Whats Next?
US Elections: Voter Turnout in 2016 vs 2020
The 2020 elections can be considered a milestone for American history voter turnout- as voters across the country showed up to the polls, the highest voter turnout in history was recorded. It is crucial to note the differences between voting demographics in 2016 and 2020 though. As Biden took the lead nationally, he was able … Continue reading US Elections: Voter Turnout in 2016 vs 2020
The US, Iran, and the Targeted Assassination of General Soleimani – A Legal International Perspective
The targeted killing of military commander Qasem Soleimani was an event that marked the beginning of 2020-seemingly catching the attention of the entire world. Many were left questioning the events that led to such an overtly aggressive action, and even more were left doubtful of whether it was legal under international law. We must attempt … Continue reading The US, Iran, and the Targeted Assassination of General Soleimani – A Legal International Perspective