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Like South Vietnam, Afghanistan Was Not Too Big to Fail


This article was published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf. Too big to fail is an expression principally associated with unstable financial institutions. During the 2008 financial crisis, the Bush Administration […]
Posted August 19, 2022

Afghanistan: Objectivity Lost


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf. What a difference a year makes. On the tarmac of Hamid Karzai International Airport August 4, 2021, just days before […]
Posted August 19, 2022

Reading Lebanon’s Electoral Tea Leaves


This article was first published by The Times of Israel.    The first Lebanese parliamentary exercise since widespread 2019 protests over government incompetence and corruption have come and gone. Yes, at the polls on May 15, Hezbollah, among others, suffered a bit of a setback (or embarrassment)  – due to its own taking of the Shia community […]
Posted July 28, 2022

From Kabul to Kyiv?


In a few short weeks, the Taliban will celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan. For most Americans, August 15 will be just another day. The media will broadcast graphic footage of the evacuation from Kabul last summer but with U.S. troops home, the public has now moved on to other matters, primarily […]
Posted June 30, 2022

Population Size Does Not Explain the High Number of Covid-19 Cases in the United States


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As of April 4, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed well over one million global cases of […]
Posted April 4, 2022

Prepping for COP27


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most water-scarce region in the world and is expected to […]
Posted March 22, 2022

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in COVID-19


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   The WEF Nexus as a Framework To assess interactions among the three resources controlling the structure and function of […]
Posted March 21, 2022

In Close Proximity to Their Abusers


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As governments across the globe make major disaster declarations due to COVID-19, many victims of domestic violence have found […]
Posted March 7, 2022

Seeing COVID-19 as an Opportunity


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As the countries of the world, each in their own way, seek to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), violent groups […]
Posted February 21, 2022

“America First” In a World Crisis


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   America First is clearly a failed policy—for the United States and the world at large. This Trumpian isolationist doctrine […]
Posted February 7, 2022

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