Escalating Tensions: Iran, Houthis, and Violence in the Red Sea

March 27, 2024
The outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7th 2023 has led to tensions in the Middle East skyrocketing. With conflict escalating in the region, the role of Iran and its relationship to militant groups operating throughout the region have become a new area of focus. For decades, Iran has been the most prominent state […]

Growing tensions between Israel and Palestine

November 27, 2023
Growing tensions in the Israel – Palestinian Conflict is forcing action from much of the international community, testing diplomatic relations and humanitarian and military discussions. Several countries have chosen sides denouncing Hamas as a terrorist organization or focusing on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza claiming war crimes against Israel’s actions; each side with their own […]

Russian Cultural Annexation of Ukraine

January 4, 2023
Russia and Ukraine have entered into their sixth month of armed conflict. After invading Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, Russia forced Ukrainian forces out of all of the Luhansk region and the majority of the Donbas region[i]. In March, Russia redefined its military objective to liberate the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces instead of the entirety […]

A Line in the Sand: the conflict between Morocco and Algeria

December 1, 2022
The unilateral severing of Algerian and Moroccan diplomatic relations in the summer of 2021 occurred days after the President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, declared that the diplomatic situation between the two countries would be under review (Rachidi). In reference to the declaration, Foreign Minister Ramdane Lamamra of Algeria said that the Moroccan Kingdom had been […]

The Ongoing Threats of Ethnic Conflict Between Kosovo and Serbia

November 29, 2022
Kosovo and Serbia are two countries in the Balkan region of Europe. They have had ethnic conflict since the Middle Ages when Serbia first lost Kosovo to the Ottoman Turks. (Chadwick 2019). In the 19th century, Serbia won its independence from the Ottoman Empire. Serbia then recaptured Kosovo in 1912, only to lose it again […]

The Tibet Question: Its Significance for China and the Conflict with India for Control over the Region

November 28, 2022
The U.S. military is scheduled to take part on a joint military exercise with India near its disputed border with China in the Tibetan region in October[i]. This event only tops the list of increased tensions between both powers for control over the region. In 2020, a clash between soldiers from both nations in the […]

Abu Dhabi Attack: Escalation or Retaliation?

May 5, 2022
Explosions rocked the city of Abu Dhabi on January 17, 2022, as the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was struck by a missile and drone attack. Launched in the early morning, the attack targeted Abu Dhabi’s oil and aviation infrastructure, killing three civilians and injuring six1. Soon after, Yahya Sare’e, a spokesman for […]

More Children Getting ‘Killed, Maimed’ in Myanmar Conflict

June 30, 2020
The escalation in fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in recent months has triggered a surge in violence against children (Al Jazeera). Rakhine state is home to the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group that faced a brutal crackdown by the military in 2017 (Daily Sabah).Violence against children increased six fold in the first […]