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Iran Sanctions and the Public Opinion Battleground

Following its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – commonly referred to as the Iran Deal – the Trump administration introduced a new wave of sanctions on Iran last Monday. The first wave of sanctions implemented this year targeted financial transactions with U.S. dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, and the purchase of commercial airplanes, […]

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Should the World Be Worried about a War in the Strait of Hormuz?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hinted at a possible intervention in the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. continues threaten Iran’s crude oil exports. He said this during his European tour to salvage the nuclear deal, which is under pressure following the U.S. withdrawal. The leader’s words hinted at a possibility of another Middle Eastern conflict. […]

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The Surveilled

Photo From: Bahai.org Following the attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, and Brussels, many western nations have exhibited growing support for surveillance in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations. The struggle between privacy and security continues to intensify as terrorist attacks become more frequent across the globe. Many argue that as a protection against domestic terrorism, governments […]

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A Foreign Policy Election

Originally published by the Weekly Standard. Exit polls from last week’s midterm elections challenged the conventional “it’s the economy, stupid” wisdom, as the number of voters who said the economy was the most important issue fell to just four in 10. The dark horse issue of the 2014 election was foreign policy. Our experience campaigning […]