Current Event Week 1

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http://www.cfr.org/about/newsletters/archive/newsletter/n3504 As ISIL is gaining ground and support in Libya there begins to be consideration within the pentagon of expanding military presence into Libya. This could result in significant political implications for the US if such a measure is executed. Expanding into yet another country in the middle-east could not only be costly for the … Continue reading Current Event Week 1

Cultural Geography Research

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Class: INTL 113 World Geography for the Social Sciences Personal Criticism:  This course was a personal favourite. The study of human geography is not only intriguing, but it is utterly practical in every sense. This particular study utilised concepts and ideas of human geography and cultural anthropology. These key fields of study foster a more sensible … Continue reading Cultural Geography Research

President Woodrow Wilson: Grand Strategy Analysis

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Woodrow Wilson Research Paper “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. He cannot be of the school of prophets; he must be of the number of those who studiously serve the slow-paced daily demand” –Woodrow Wilson Class: POLS 170 U.S. Foreign Policy Assignment: A semester-long research assignment, in which … Continue reading President Woodrow Wilson: Grand Strategy Analysis

NSC Simulation: Comprehensive Strategy for De-escalating Iranian Nuclear Development Tensions

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POLS 170 U.S. Foreign Policy: National Security Council Simulation Theme: What should the United States do about countries trying to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD) what may threaten national security interests? My Role: State Department Expert for Iran; under the State Department Team After conducting further research, I was able to understand the specific … Continue reading NSC Simulation: Comprehensive Strategy for De-escalating Iranian Nuclear Development Tensions

Cross Cultural Training: My American Culture

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Assignment: Two-Part “Photo Passport Essay” Part I: PhotoPassport Part II: Any travel brochure or amateur weblog will highlight some form of arbitrary, clichéd reasons to live abroad. The hyped notion of youth, travel, and adventure all coinciding is flawed through images of young college students at the top of Machu Picchu, cliff jumping in the Swiss […]

Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Girls

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The New York Times August 17, 2015 This news article is a little dated, but it’s very pertinent to the recent refugee debates in relation to terrorist-driven fear.  In February this year, 3 London girls left their families and life behind in London, unannounced, and joined ISIS–entering Syria through Turkey. This situation has revealed broadening … Continue reading Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Girls

E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flows

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The New York Times November 29, 2015  European Union leaders met with the Turkey Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, in Brussels to discuss plans for Europe’s migrant crisis. The last several months, Germany has urged EU members to work with Turkey to crack down on “asylum seekers”. Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hopes a deal with Turkey will stem migrant … Continue reading E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flows