Month: January 2017

Don’t Get Fooled Again: The Triumphs and Pitfalls of State Secularization in Turkey

by GABRIEL DAVIS Part I: Destabilizing the Old Narrative We’ll be fighting in the street With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I’ll tip my hat ...

A Comparison of Past Russian Involvement in Georgia and Ukraine

by ISAAC TRONCOSO Whether one points to an interconnected economic system which binds together the fates of faraway nations, ideological winds contradicting a historical narrative of human progress towards globalization, the fracturing of states’ spheres of influence, or an arguable decrease in relevance of states themselves, it is clear that we live in an age ...

American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

by EZRA MAX Review: The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy (September 2016, published by World Scientific.) Since President-Elect Donald Trump first announced his candidacy in June 2015, pundits and analysts have often struggled to untangle his rhetoric and pin down his foreign policy views. In hindsight, one line in Trump’s 2015 ...