Syrian Sanctions Punish Earthquake Victims

On February 6th, 2023, Northern Syria and Southern Turkey was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. For reference, the famous 2010 Haiti earthquake that dominated headlines for weeks was a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. For Syria – a country already war-torn from over a decade of conflict – the tremors brought devastating results. More … Continue reading “Syrian Sanctions Punish Earthquake Victims”

Children Pay the Price of American Sanctions

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calls have rung out from every corner of the U.S. foreign policy establishment for measures to be taken in retaliation against Russia’s aggression. The initial response made by the United States was little surprise to anyone: the announcement of sanctions against Russia. In the modern age, sanctions have become the … Continue reading “Children Pay the Price of American Sanctions”

A Lifetime at War in Afghanistan

On the night of August 30th, 2021, the Department of Defense posted a picture on its official Twitter account. This picture, taken with a night-vision lens, depicts a soldier running towards the camera, rifle in hand, with several buildings and lights in the distant background. The soldier in the photo is Major General Chris Donahue … Continue reading “A Lifetime at War in Afghanistan”