Closing ‘Gitmo’ Won’t End Terrorism, But It Will Clean Up Our Image

The Guantanamo Bay prison has been a controversial issue from its inception in 2002, to President Obama’s campaign to close the prison, and to the recent torture reports. It’s been a fight on┬áboth sides of the aisle, with a range of arguments being presented on whether or not to close the prison. Recent comments by…

Jordan’s Executions In Response To “Islamic State” Raises Concerns

The Islamic State has come yet again into the world’s attention through brutal means. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot who was captured by militants, was shown to have been burned alive while caged. The video included a message to the anti-Islamic State coalition to stand down or face a continuation of similar executions. Nations reacted…

Bahrain’s Revolution On Hold Due To Regional Power Struggle

The Middle East has seen a complete upheaval as a result of the Arab Spring. Syria and Libya have descended into violence, Egypt is wrestling with new governments and leaders, and Tunisia is on the path towards a new and fresh nation. There are nations like Bahrain that continue to struggle despite crackdowns and lack…

Difference Between “Islamic State” and Boko Haram

The threat of attacks from militant groups unfortunately fill the air in several regions. Growing frustrations with governments and ideologies have secured breeding grounds for some of the most ruthless organizations. The two, Boko Haram and the Islamic State, have carved out a territory for themselves and their new caliphate, displacing and killing thousands. The…