Do not underestimate the PLA

Last Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jingping announced that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would go through major reforms including the establishment of a joint operational command and a redrawing of China’s existing military regions. Essentially, […]

ISIS is losing the war

Last week, President Obama stated that ISIS is “contained.” Not long after, 129 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, which not surprisingly have been attributed to ISIS. These comments […]

Colorado College screens campus sexual assault documentary

Last week, Colorado College screened “The Hunting Ground,” a well-received documentary that tackles the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. “The Hunting Ground” is a powerful indictment of college administrations, arguing that they consistently […]

The future isn’t that bad

The future has passed. October 21, 2015 was the date that Marty McFly and Emmett Brown travelled to in the film Back to the Future Part II.  They encounter a 2015 full of flying cars […]

The meaning of Xi Jingping’s trip to America

About a week ago, Xi Jingping, the President of China and second-most powerful person in the world, made his first visit to the United States. This is a historic moment, certainly more important than Pope […]

Last hope for Syria: The Southern Front

Syria is a disaster. With over 200,000 deaths and millions more displaced, the situation has gone from bad to worse. Even more disastrous has been America’s policy in Syria. A cornerstone of American strategy against […]

The end of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the world’s longest running conflicts. Ever since the State of Israel was created, it has had tense relations with its Arab neighbors, to say the least. Indeed, war broke […]

The case against an American multi-party system

The two-party system is a much-maligned aspect of the American political system. Indeed, I am met with stunned reactions whenever I try to explain American political parties to foreigners. Unlike most other liberal democracies, it […]