[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS”

  In reference to Donald Trump’s discrimination against Muslims in the US, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad claimed that nobody should indulge such discrimination. With regards to contradictory rhetoric from opposing candidates of the presidential election, Assad said he is not concerned with rhetoric but action and that this rhetoric is often temporal; fleeting. Furthermore, AssadContinue reading “[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS””

The Political Stability of Kazakhstan: The Gift & the Curse

The Political Stability of Kazakhstan: The Gift & The Curse by Danny Krikorian Florida Political Science Association Fall 2016 Florida Political Chronicle Abstract   Kazakhstan resides in one of the most volatile regions in the world, Central Asia. Various characteristics of the region make this a reality. Some of these characteristics, which I call variables,Continue reading “The Political Stability of Kazakhstan: The Gift & the Curse”

The Causes of Political Instability in the Middle East: A Constructivist Approach

If we are to analyze properly regions of the world which are historically religious anomalies, it would seem precarious to apply normative principles across various societies. The Middle East possesses a unique characteristic which makes it vulnerable to instability. That is the underlying logic of this research article. The common trend of analyzing the MiddleContinue reading “The Causes of Political Instability in the Middle East: A Constructivist Approach”

A Humble Conversation With A Palestinian Doctor

I had a very interesting discussion today with a gentleman of high esteem. For the sake of privacy I won’t mention names, but the individual is a professional doctor and US citizen of Palestinian descent. Our conversation surrounded my career trajectory as a student of Political Science and immigrant from the Middle East. Perhaps ifContinue reading “A Humble Conversation With A Palestinian Doctor”

JIHAD: A Double-Edged Sword?

Introduction What causes Islamist terrorism? Is it fabricated? Right-wing terrorism is more prevalent in the US than jihadism. In the ME, Islamic jihadism is the main motive. But is it fueled by money, or genuine grievance? Large civilian populations in the Middle East and Central Asia flirt with the conspiracy theories that suggest US financingContinue reading “JIHAD: A Double-Edged Sword?”

Book Review – Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics & The Great Games by Eric Walberg

Walberg, Eric. Postmodern imperialism: geopolitics and the great games. SCB Distributors, 2011. Recent history has introduced a period of heightened military conflicts, uprisings and contentions. This has resulted in many shifts in global patterns. Competitiveness between empires has intensified and further complicated the quest for understanding the global political dynamic. In his book, Postmodern Imperialism:Continue reading “Book Review – Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics & The Great Games by Eric Walberg”

Does Foreign Aid Perpetuate Terrorism?

The purpose of this article is to analyze the strengths, weaknesses as well as the overall implications of five separate research studies on the subject of foreign aid and its relationship to politics development. The general tendency based on the research suggests that foreign aid has a negative relationship with development, that is, the more foreignContinue reading “Does Foreign Aid Perpetuate Terrorism?”

Terrorism Will Not Strike Fear in American Hearts | Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sanders hasn’t captured ALL of our hearts

The hypocrisy would be appalling were it not so functional: the biggest impediment to both the reform of Islam and peace in the Middle East that Americans have the ability to remove is our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted. The 9/11 Commission concluded that US policyContinue reading “Why Bernie Sanders hasn’t captured ALL of our hearts”

Who Must Go?

The question of what should happen in the Middle East is largely left unanswered. Analysts of all ideological persuasions share their perspectives, but many criticisms follow. Whether it is an ideology of government that is being challenged, or merely a “political attitude”, is uncertain, because even opponents of democracy are calling for the overthrow ofContinue reading “Who Must Go?”

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