Monthly Archives: January 2015

Autocratic or Democratic: Uncertainty in Egypt’s Leader

A profile on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi By Gabrielle Corrigan Since the self-immolating demonstration of the fruit stand owner, Mohammed Bouazizi, in a humble area of central Tunisia, protests and revolutions have made violent waves across the North African and Middle Eastern regions, from Morocco to Turkey. Currently, the violence is climaxing in violent […]

A Rwanda for One or a Rwanda for All

By Alex Bailey Rwandan President Paul Kagame is a controversial figure in international politics.  Kagame became president in 1994, leading a country that had just experienced a devastating genocide and a civil war that left Rwanda in shambles.  He was faced with a challenging task; he needed to establish a functioning government to represent a […]

Less is More: the Future of the United States Military

By Nicole Goetz In 2009, the U.S. Navy implemented ‘A global force for good’ as its new recruiting motto. At the time, the armed forces were in the midst of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and were still continuing other smaller operations around the globe as part of the Global War on Terror. Since then, […]

Revolution 2.0: Egypt’s Economic Metamorphosis

By Kate Moran Unemployment is one of the most difficult and insidious threats facing the Middle East today. If gone unchecked, it has the potential to increase regional instability,[1]augment militant groups’ capacity to recruit followers,[2] and to permanently damage the Arab world’s economic prospects.[3] A booming youth population and threats from non-state actors like the […]


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