Who’s Really Calling the Shots in Washington?

By: Alex El-Ghaoui News of turmoil between the US Department of State and the White House has been commonplace since Trump’s inauguration. Along with the CIA and the FBI, the State Department has been a favorite target of President Trump’s, who views the agency as too cumbersome and bureaucratic. Recently, this turmoil seems to have…

Echoes of Rwanda: Tragedy and Inaction in the Myanmar Genocide

By: Chande Blurton Between April and June of 1994, an estimated 800,000 members of the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda were brutally and systematically murdered in a government campaign to erase them from the country. As these atrocities occurred, the international community – United States included –  largely stood by and watched in horror. Former…

An Incident in Niger: Examining United States African Policy

By: Alexandre El Ghaoui The deaths of four United States Special Operations soldiers in rural Niger on October 4th has drawn Congressional and media attention to American military operations on the African continent. The four Green Berets, part of a 12-man Special Forces group tasked to train and equip the Niger army, were ambushed by…