Ultimately, where Syria will be in six months is extremely uncertain. But this much is known: al-Assad is not going to negotiate and will likely keep fighting for as long as possible.
Iran holds a position of immense strategic importance for the three major powers in the world today as well as a regional importance among the nations of the Persian Gulf both militarily and geopolitically. It is, in effect, a border between interests of East and West that will serve as either a catalyst for war and use of traditional hard power or as a conduit for economic, political and cultural soft power.
It is imperative that Israel show restraint and refrain from any military aggression for the sake of its own security and that of the greater Middle East. Over the course of this essay, I will argue that Israel must integrate a neo-realist framework of foreign policy into their pre-existing policies dealing with non-state actors for its security as a nation-state and peace throughout the region.
The true danger to democracy rests in the long-term continuation of [political] divisions, which will occur unless Islamists and secularists alike begin to work towards the changes once called for two years ago.
Such shifts in societal values were key factors for Colorado and Washington voters on November 6th, paving the way for other states to follow suit. The legalized marijuana experiment provides a chance to test a new drug policy, a welcome opportunity given the shortfalls of current federal drug legislation.
Speaker Boehner deserves a lot of credit for overcoming his own party’s opposition and doing what was right for the country. The American people should be grateful toward their Speaker, and I personally am pleased to have him represent my party as Speaker of the House.
A conservative platform consisting of economic responsibility, free enterprise, limited government and a strong military, rather than the one now that restricts someone from marrying who they’d like or getting an abortion if they’re raped, will put a Republican back in the Oval Office in 2016.
Within developing countries, policy makers are faced with a difficult question; how can one reconcile economic development with defense of the environment?