A Case for Racism, Misogyny and Homophobia: The Future of Gay Marriage and Rubio’s Misguidance Towards 2016
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidential Race 2016 / U.S. Domestic Policy

A Case for Racism, Misogyny and Homophobia: The Future of Gay Marriage and Rubio’s Misguidance Towards 2016

Not even a month after the election and Republicans are peering over the same slippery slope that led to their 2012 demise: Stances on social issues. In a now rather infamous interview with GQ magazine, Senator and 2016 Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio offered ambiguous responses on a range of topics, perpetuating his already questionable views … Continue reading

Cult of Uncertainty: The Catalytic Hysteria Surrounding the Fiscal Cliff in Europe
America / Debt / Europe / Fiscal Cliff / Taxes

Cult of Uncertainty: The Catalytic Hysteria Surrounding the Fiscal Cliff in Europe

The attention surrounding the Fiscal Cliff has escalated it from an issue of domestic panic to international concern. While the direct impact of the event involves strictly domestic policies, the resulting uncertain economic forecast stateside has created detrimental consequences for European markets that are reliant on the United States for trade. The suggested calamity results … Continue reading

What’s Left of What’s Right: New Conservatism and the Future of the G.O.P.
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

What’s Left of What’s Right: New Conservatism and the Future of the G.O.P.

The resounding defeat for the Republican Party in the presidential election beckons a pause from my usual focus on foreign policy. Instead I want to look at the future of the G.O.P. because the situation is critical. Mitt Romney lost by the greatest margin in a presidential election since, well, last election. The Republican Party … Continue reading

Crippling the Middle Class: Why Sanctions Against Iran Are Not Working
America / Foreign Policy / Iran

Crippling the Middle Class: Why Sanctions Against Iran Are Not Working

As we approach the 32-month mark of the worldwide sanctions imposed against Iran later this month, the effectiveness of the measures is debatable. The media touts the crippling effect on the Iranian economy, but these results may be more sensationalized than valid. The truth lies in the manner by which you assess the consequences. The … Continue reading

Wen In New York: The American Capacitation of Chinese Censorship
America / China / Communications / Culture / Foreign Policy

Wen In New York: The American Capacitation of Chinese Censorship

The vacillation surrounding China’s view on public censorship is a troubling harbinger for the future of Sino-global affairs. 2012 saw a series of political scandals involving the communist regime: From the ambitious escape of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng to the government cover-up of British diplomat Neil Heywood’s murder. Yet it is the latest revelation in … Continue reading

The Enablers: How China Undermines U.S. Sanctions In Iran
America / Europe / Foreign Policy

The Enablers: How China Undermines U.S. Sanctions In Iran

The sanctions imposed against the Iranian regime have had crippling implications on the nation since their enforcement. On Tuesday, the European Union added to the fusillade of sanctions by toughening restrictions on the central bank, and by imposing new ones against major Iranian state companies in the oil and gas industry, including the National Iranian … Continue reading

Foreign Policy / National Security / Uncategorized

Spy Game: The Case for Excommunicating Huawei and ZTE

The issue rapidly gaining momentum this election season is our future relation with China. It has been a growing issue for decades now, but somehow the American public is finally ready to confront our problematic ally about years of backhanded camaraderie. Outside of the vitriolic personal attacks on character and domestic policy, the presidential campaigns … Continue reading