Clinton’s Secretary of State Shortlist Reveals Her Foreign Policy
Central Asia / China / Dpt. of State / Europe / Europe / Foreign Policy / Iran / Middle East / National Security / Presidential Race 2016 / Russia / Sanctions

Clinton’s Secretary of State Shortlist Reveals Her Foreign Policy

  The Clinton transition team recently leaked its shortlist for Secretary of State. While media attention has solely focused on Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance on the list, the rest of the list reveals what a potential Clinton administration’s foreign policy might entail. Based on her shortlist, Clinton has Russian aggression and European stability on … Continue reading

Despite Push for Congressional Review, Senate Dems Seek Iran Deal Filibuster
Politics

Despite Push for Congressional Review, Senate Dems Seek Iran Deal Filibuster

Later this month, Congress is expected to vote on a resolution of disapproval that could prevent President Obama from implementing the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran. However, recent reports indicate that Senate Democrats are considering a filibuster of the landmark vote. Such an extraordinary demonstration of political partisanship embodies not only the epitome of hypocrisy … Continue reading

Flawed Progress: The Iranian Nuclear Framework
Energy / Foreign Policy / Iran / Politics

Flawed Progress: The Iranian Nuclear Framework

The recent unveiling of a framework for future talks about Iran’s nuclear program has some hailing it as a great step towards an Iran without nuclear weapons, while others believe giving Iran any nuclear capability is a step in the wrong direction. While this framework represents significant progress, it does not go far enough in … Continue reading

Cristina, Hugo, Evo and The Art of Flirting With Iran.
Foreign Policy / Iran / Latin America

Cristina, Hugo, Evo and The Art of Flirting With Iran.

All is fair in love, war and international politics. Today, some countries are flirting their way to the top of hemispheric dynamics and Iran is becoming extremely appealing for this purpose. This is the case for some of Latin America’s most polemic leaders. Cristina, Hugo, Evo and even Fidel have identified a strategic opportunity to … Continue reading

2013: A Tough Year for Iran Part 1 – Why the Syrian Crisis Matters
Foreign Policy / Iran

2013: A Tough Year for Iran Part 1 – Why the Syrian Crisis Matters

During the last decade the spectacular growth and development of Iran placed the Persian nation as a superpower in the Middle East and one of the most relevant actors on the international stage. However, 2012 was a challenging year for the country and 2013 promises to be even more turbulent. With an economic crisis developing, … Continue reading

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WARNING: the Adverse Effects of Unilateral Sanctions

Last week, Congress overwhelmingly voted to increase sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although nuclear nonproliferation has become my life work’s purpose, I can’t, in my right mind, agree with our government’s decision to add increased sanctions. On the other Before you stop reading, hear me out. First, let’s examine the general reasons for … Continue reading

America / Foreign Policy

Another Reason the United States Should Recognize the Power of Its Growing Latino Population

When it comes to Latin America, the United States and its citizens do not need a full history lesson. It might be easier to skip over the history of US military interventionism and economic imperialism, and focus on more recent events. Rather, I believe, the United States needs to take a good long look at … Continue reading