Iraq has an incredibly rich and unique history. Istanbul, Rome, Paris, New York, Tokyo—centers of culture rise and fall, but there’s only one Cradle of Civilization, and that’s what we today call Iraq. A long time ago, back before this region was carved into suspiciously straight lines, Iraq was a bastion of culture and innovation. […]Read more "5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know Were Invented in Iraq"
Human Rights Day commemorates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1948 following the horrors of WWII. Though your eyes may already have begun to glaze over, do not be deceived. It is not history. It is not diplomacy. It is a thundering cry of revolt!Read more "A Day of Revolt"
Simply put, social justice exists when people are allowed to obtain their due. Through programs such as Restoring Family Links (RFL), the American Red Cross contributes to social justice around the world.Read more "Contributing to Social Justice through Restoring Family Links"
It is desperately obvious that the people of Syria need a political solution to a tragedy of apocalyptic proportions. While the Syrian people wait for such a solution, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement remains committed to meeting the humanitarian needs of all parties.Read more "International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Civil War"
(Click here for article) Saudi Wahhabism in American Media Saudi Wahhabism in American Media: Sinister Spread or Fearful Fantasy.” Drake Undergraduate Social Science Journal (2011). Online PublicationRead more "Saudi Wahhabism in American Media"
It’s easy to see injustice in history, and any one willing to take a honest look at the news will find plenty of modern day oppression. However, it often takes considerable effort to see the injustice in our own backyards.Read more "Inequality in the United States"
(Please click for article) Cohesion Party Wins Syrian Elections The preceding article is both an exercise is speculative realism and hopeful dreaming. With a background in international relations, I find it difficult to believe that such a positive scenario could come to pass, even though this hopeful vision is tempered by several tragic events. However, the […]Read more "Cohesion Party wins Syrian Elections (AP) – July 11, 2030"