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

The Silent Crisis: What’s Driving Central American Migration?

7 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
During the election and now in the first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency,  the political rhetoric in the United States has manifested into an outright hateful and angry tone toward people of color, especially undocumented immigrants. The Republican Party’s platform historically has been unfriendly toward foreigners and outsiders seeking refuge in the United States, Read More

Egypt: Charting a Way Back to Growth

7 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The Tahrir Square protests are the most striking image of modern Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous nation. Although now characterized by its unstable political regimes, Egypt was not always so dismally perceived. Egypt launched bold reforms in 2004 that greatly benefitted the nation fiscally and by the end of 2007, 2.4 million new jobs Read More

The “New” European Political Landscape

8 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Paralleling Donald Trump’s surprising success in the American election, right-wing populists have made strong electoral gains on the other side of the Atlantic. Right-wing AfD has made significant strides  in German state elections, Marie Le Pen is currently leading the polls for France’s presidential election, and a politician from Austria’s Freedom Party came close to Read More

Syria: Putin’s Perfect War

9 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The Middle East has been nothing short of geopolitical quicksand for those who get involved – the international order has been riddled with foreign interventions led by the United States and its allies, devolving into long-term quagmires such as the Afghanistan War, the Iraq War, and the Libyan intervention. So Russian President Vladimir Putin stunned Read More

Communism in India: Even Marx Would Not Approve

10 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  The 2014 Indian general election was hailed as a watershed event that heralded in a majority government for the first time in 33 years. It is the first election in Indian history in which a single non­-Congressional party won a majority. However, one aspect of the election that has barely been analyzed by pundits Read More

The West’s Best Interest: Accepting Migrants During Crisis

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Since the start of civil war in Syria, more than 200,000 civilians have been killed in shootings, artillery strikes, and chemical weapon attacks. Hundreds more have faced torture and starvation. Millions have been forced to abandon their homes, seeking asylum in neighboring countries and increasingly within the European Union. In the midst of this humanitarian 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