East Asian Affairs · Non-Proliferation Affairs · Political Theory · Pre-Wordpress Papers

Toward a New Balance: America in North East Asia

On the eve of the  5th anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden I present to you a paper meant to provide a new degree of resilience for the United States, and its allies in North East Asia as the United States pivots to the East. Toward a New Balance: America in North East… Continue reading Toward a New Balance: America in North East Asia

Middle Eastern Affairs · Political Theory

Implications of Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Future of Syria

The February 14, 2005, attack that killed Rafic Hariri was a terrible blow for the advancement of Lebanese nationalism, and served only to strengthen the hold that Bashar al-Assad’s Syria had on the country, as an occupying power. And although the Syrian government was eventually forced to leave Lebanon in 2006 shortly before Israel’s war… Continue reading Implications of Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Future of Syria

Middle Eastern Affairs

One Last Chance at Peace – Israel and Palestine – A Road Map

The Obama administration recently signaled in a State Department news conference that they may try again for a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. And though the Administration as of late has been on the outs with the Netanyahu administration in Israel the proceeding nine months may bear fruit. What is first needed by the… Continue reading One Last Chance at Peace – Israel and Palestine – A Road Map

Middle Eastern Affairs

The Invasion of Mosul

When looking at the map of Mosul and the projected enemies position in the western part of town (i.e. the part of town that is separated by the Tigris River) it becomes apparent that they have placed themselves in a strategically unimpressive position. The first thing that needs to be asked is what direction should… Continue reading The Invasion of Mosul