Foreign Policy

NATO’s Erdogan Problem

5 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The foundational institutions of our global political system have been caught in the crossfire amidst the recent wave of political and social populism. The organizations that previously acted as stabilizing factors are now subject to intense criticism, with the splintering of the European Union, gridlock in the UN Security Council, and rivalries within OPEC. NATO Read More

A New Start in U.S. – Iran Relations?

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The following article was written after Dr. Mathews and Mr. Nephew visited Columbus, Ohio to speak at the Columbus Council on World Affairs and The Ohio State University.  Columbus, Ohio – In 2009, former U.S. diplomat Lloyd Rollins from Columbus expressed concern to the The Columbus Dispatch that “the U.S. and Iran are still without diplomatic Read More

Leaving So Soon?: The Short Timeline of Russian Intervention in Syria

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
On September 30, 2015 Russian airstrikes began in Syria. According to the head of the Russian presidential administration, the sole purpose of the intervention was to protect the “national interests” of the Russian Federation, which includes concern for the eventual return of several thousand Russian citizens that have flocked to Syria to join the terrorist Read More

Normalizing Relations with Cuba Is a Terrible Idea

3 years ago ccwa 3
In January of 1961, mere days before he would turn over the presidency to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President Eisenhower severed all diplomatic ties between America and Cuba. His successor would soon stretch this policy into a general embargo against the small island nation just off the coast of Florida. The Castro regime’s Communism and countless Read More

The Feud

3 years ago ccwa 0
It’s no secret that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Barack Obama don’t always get along, or agree on most things. However, what has happened in the past two weeks has dramatically reshaped the two leaders’ relationship. A common narrative runs throughout all the accounts of the Bibi-in-Congress fiasco. It appears that Read More

Terror: Politicizing a Word

3 years ago ccwa 1
To be sure, this is not an article on the act of terrorism itself, or at least not directly so. This is a piece on the word terrorism; the phrase itself garners debate and contention over both its definition and designation. So few words have been able to pave their way into the heart of Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Why We Shouldn’t Cut Aid to Thailand

3 years ago ccwa 1
This article is a part of the first installment of our Opposing Viewpoints series, which pits our authors against those of other university publications.  To read the counterargument from Glimpse from the Globe at the University of Southern California, click here. On May 22, 2014, General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that “in order for the country Read More

Mountain Men: The Caucasus and the Future of Global Terrorism

3 years ago ccwa 0
In recent months news coverage and American counterterrorism policies have been dominated by the Islamic State—the latest name of the militant extremist group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—and its campaign in Iraq and Syria. Though certainly warranted, this focus has caused many in the American public and intelligence community to lose sight of similarly dangerous Read More

A Centennial On: Before the Fall

3 years ago ccwa 0
Like a Greek tragedy of old, The First World War is a tale of hubris. Blinded by jingoism and unaware of the horrors of modern warfare, one of the world’s most advanced societies set about burning itself to the ground. World War I was truly an epic conflict, for what we see a hundred years Read More

Seeing Red: Russian Stereotypes in the U.S. Media

3 years ago ccwa 0
US media coverage of Russia over the past few months has been largely disappointing. It’s relied on stereotypes and lacked historical context, revealing a shameful ignorance of both Russia and Vladimir Putin. This inaccurate coverage has created several common misconceptions about current Russian politics. Journalists (and readers) have begun to assume that Putin is an Read More