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The UN under Siege: Unpacking Beijing’s Strategy to Erode Global Institutions

The UN under Siege: Unpacking Beijing’s Strategy to Erode Global Institutions

  The role of the UN in American foreign policy has become more of an afterthought than a priority these days. As the world descends into great power competition, the idea of multilateral institutions as a panacea for global challenges seems like a relic of a bygone era of optimism. With frightening levels of polarization […]

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Vardanyan must be behind bars

Vardanyan must be behind bars

Ruben Vardanyan, an Armenian businessman, and former Minister of State of the Karabakh region is sitting in an Azerbaijani prison, where a trial is underway against him in Azerbaijan.  He also faces charges from the state of Ukraine since he was arrested on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border. Some people are not familiar with Vardanyan’s political and […]

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The Silent War: Unmasking Havana Syndrome and the Spread of AHIs

The Silent War: Unmasking Havana Syndrome and the Spread of AHIs

  In 2017, the Russia-based Institute for Prospective Military Studies dedicated its annual award to a military engineer for designing a “non-lethal acoustic weapon suitable for use in urban combat.” This engineer was also a high-ranking member of Russia’s main intelligence directorate, the GRU, specifically its clandestine sabotage and assassination unit 29155. Following this accolade, […]

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Amanpour of CNN supports separatism and terrorism

Amanpour of CNN supports separatism and terrorism

In recent times, the media has demonstrated biased opinions. Many times the interviewer or the media body itself directs the articles it publishes or the interviews it does to show the reality according to its worldview. This is how false or inaccurate news is spread or does not really show the full picture. In the […]

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Moscow Terror Attack Highlights Need for Russian-Ukrainian Peace

Moscow Terror Attack Highlights Need for Russian-Ukrainian Peace

In recent weeks, after ISIS claimed responsibility for the Crocus City Hall Concert Attack, which killed 145 and injured hundreds more, Moscow has been doing everything in its power to find a way to blame Ukraine for the terror unleashed, rather than address the fact that the murderous terror organization known as ISIS decided to […]

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International community highlights plight of West Azerbaijani community

International community highlights plight of West Azerbaijani community

MP Ramil Hassan, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Western Azerbaijani Community, recently addressed the United Nations, proclaiming that the ethnic cleansing of more than one million Azerbaijanis by Armenia, including 300,000 from its territory, make Armenia far from being a peaceful and inclusive country.   MP Hassan said these remarks at the UN […]

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On Tik Tok and the Value of Taking Things Slowly…

On Tik Tok and the Value of Taking Things Slowly…

Young people have been paying attention to Tik Tok for a long time… lawmakers are rushing to catch up. There are two main reasons why Tik Tok has become increasingly controversial. First, because Tik Tok’s parent company has strong ties to the Chinese government- this presents a privacy risk for Americans who wish to avoid […]

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Rape Culture Prevalent in Armenia

Rape Culture Prevalent in Armenia

Many in the United States and Europe hold a favorable view of Armenia, even though the country possesses a rape culture that delegitimizes victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  A 2016 report led by the United Nations for Population Fund Armenia (UNFPA) reported that 36 percent of the respondents in Armenia believe that women should tolerate […]

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The Need for an European Army in Today’s World

The Need for an European Army in Today’s World

As NATO approaches its 75th anniversary, the transatlantic community stands at an inflection point. The Pax Americana is over, democracy is in retreat, and the rules-based order hangs by a thread. Meanwhile, the U.S. is more riven with acrimony and disagreement than at any point since the Civil War. Further American security assistance to Ukraine […]

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Which countries are the safest in the world?

Which countries are the safest in the world?

Every day, Israel is plagued by more terror attacks.  Today, a terrorist opened fire on an Israeli minibus in the Binyamin region.   Last night, an explosive device was thrown on a passenger bus in Gush Etzion.   And a Palestinian who was planning a suicide bombing attack was recently arrested near Jericho.   These are merely a […]

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USA and NATO Fail to Take Advantage of The Tremendous Ukrainian Military Efficiency in Dollars Spent

USA and NATO Fail to Take Advantage of The Tremendous Ukrainian Military Efficiency in Dollars Spent

Seldom discussed since the Russian aggression against Ukraine are the vast disparities between the economic wealth of the west versus the much smaller, communist/socialist dictatorship economies of Russia, Iran and North Korea (RINK) Here are two numbers to make my point perfectly clear: GDP of combined NATO countries is $47 trillion. Combined GDP of RINK […]

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Reclaiming Responsibility: A Call for Congressional Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

Reclaiming Responsibility: A Call for Congressional Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

For years, I have argued that America’s legislative branch has failed to live up to its obligations in guiding U.S. foreign policy. Trends dating back before the turn of the millennium reveal that the Legislative branch has spent an increasingly small amount of time discussing and researching important foreign policy questions. Beyond that, when important […]

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World Forgot Plight of West Azerbaijanis

World Forgot Plight of West Azerbaijanis

Across the world, media outlets and non-governmental organizations are speaking about the plight of Armenian settler colonialists in Karabakh, who left their homes voluntarily.   For example, the International Crisis Group recently published a report, proclaiming: “Armenia is having problems integrating over 100,000 refugees who fled Nagorno-Karabakh when Azerbaijan took control of the enclave in September […]

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NATO at a Crossroads? Trump’s Remarks and the Future of the Alliance

NATO at a Crossroads? Trump’s Remarks and the Future of the Alliance

  Former President Trump is no stranger to controversy, but his recent remarks represent perhaps his most alarming challenge to transatlantic unity. During a campaign rally on February 10, the likely Republican presidential nominee declared that he would not defend a NATO ally that fails to meet the 2% GDP defense spending requirement. Beyond undermining […]

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IMEC: America’s Uncertain Response to China’s Silk Road

IMEC: America’s Uncertain Response to China’s Silk Road

  In a global landscape rife with instability, conflict, and fragmentation, economic initiatives have hardly captured recent headlines. It comes with little surprise that French calls for a meeting of IMEC member states flew under the radar, much like the project’s announcement did when President Joe Biden unveiled its blueprints at the 2023 G20 Summit […]

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