By William Yanek The future of left and right wing politics in the West is closely tied to the future of populism. This future will be determined by voters’ final verdict on immigration and globalization. On December 12th, the West edged closer to that verdict with Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party winning a landslide
By Tommy Johnson On January 3, the President of the United States ordered a strike that took place at the Bagh- dad Airport. Three drones cruised overhead, each armed with a Hellfire missile. Using a mix of satellite imagery, signals analysis, and finally tips from CIA operatives, remote-controlled drones targeted, identified, and killed Qasem Soleimani.
American elections are, personally and politically, often unpleasant. They can feel like trench warfare as earlier and earlier every cycle, both sides gear up for a battle of attrition. But, I think – hope – there is another way for us to think about our politics, and elections provide the opportunity for reflection. They’re like a political New Year’s Eve;
In the wake of Julian Assange’s arrest on April 11, the United Nations, ACLU, and a number of journalists are crying foul. Any attempt to indict Assange, they say, would be an attack on journalistic freedom to publish leaked information. However, Assange is not without his opponents, both inside and outside the fourth estate.
On April 17, President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution from Congress calling for an end to United States military assistance to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen. This veto illustrates the challenge in reinstating democratic accountability over foreign policy, as well as the degree to which western powers are complicit in Saudi Arabia’s rampant violations of international law.