The Turkish Invasion of Syria through the Lens of International Law

By Samuel Brown The conflict in the Middle East between the Turkish government and the region’s Kurdish population, which has been ongoing since the 1970s, has reached new heights over the past few weeks. The Trump Administration’s decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, where millions of Kurds live, and Turkey’s subsequent invasion…

Trump’s Decision on Syria Could Cause an Adverse Butterfly Effect

By Jadalyn Eagens “Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS,” tweeted former presidential ISIS envoy Brett McGurk, speaking of President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement on Sunday, October 6, to withdraw troops from their posts along Syria’s border with Turkey. Trump’s decision came after…

An Israeli-American Quid Pro Quo?

By Michael Warren On August 12th, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government banned two American congresswomen, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, from entering Israel at the urging of President Trump. Later that week, the Israeli government conditionally allowed Tlaib to enter the country if she promised “not to promote boycotts” while visiting her grandmother…

Is Another Gaza War Inevitable?

By: Ryan Gregory Thiele On March 25, a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip leveled a home in Misheret, Israel, north of Tel Aviv. Luckily, no one was killed, though at least six people were injured, including a child. Israel then retaliated by launching airstrikes across the Strip, demolishing the offices of Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’…

Three Key takeaways from ISIS

By: Daniel Yun On March 23rd, 2019, U.S.-backed coalition forces finally captured the last remaining Syrian town, Baghuz, held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A once mighty caliphate, the terrorist organization has wreaked havoc and terror in the Middle East for the last five years. In response, the United States and coalition…

Executions in Egypt

By: Jordan Hart Hisham Barakat, former prosecutor of Egypt, was assassinated in June of 2015 when a bomb struck his car. In February, 9 men were executed by the means of hanging in a Cairo prison. There are only a few examples of 15 overall execution within Egypt since the beginning of the year. Those…

How Netanyahu’s Corruption Indictment Affects the Israeli Election and American Jews

By Simon Fischer Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, announced recently that his office plans to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after a two-year investigation, and he is being formally charged with one count of corruption and three counts of “breach of trust”. The charges are still pending a hearing and further investigation,…

Israeli Prime Minister and his Legal Woes

By: Rachel Watson Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is at risk of losing the April 9 election due to legal issues after 13 years in office. The charges that have been brought against Netanyahu are fraud, bribery, and breach of trust in connection to three separate cases. One such case is Case 1000, which centers…