Tag Archives: Syria

Is Trump Seeking to Delegitimize the National Security Process?

The Trump Administration’s National Security policy is quickly becoming one of the most contestable issues facing the nation. It is not only unconventional, but also disquieting in its rebuke of the traditional practices of statecraft and ideological doctrines. Where it lacks strategic discipline, Trump makes up for it by using bellicosity as a principle for […]

Quick View: China in Syria: Is this the marking of China’s regional ascent?

China has entered the Syrian war. Whether it is official or unofficial is not of importance and is only a part of the battle of optics. Rear Admiral in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, Guan Youfei, visited Damascus on August 14 and met with both Syrian and Russian military officials. Chinese news outlets cited the […]

The Middle East Needs its Own Vienna 1814

The Middle East is currently in the beginning of a grand regional realignment, one that is sending shock waves that have permeated the post-Cold War alliance system. In order for the Middle East to stabilize, conditions must be conducive for a balance of power treaty that can bridge the divide between the Islamist driven politics […]

If Syria Collapses: Is Failed State Status a Political Endgame or a Path Towards Peace?

Labeling a country, in this case Syria, a failed state is beset with political overtures and overarching consequences. The international community has given itself the power of principle but has been unable to administer a truly just cause when dictating the label “failed state.” The provisional notations used to outline the statistics of healthy states […]