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Tag: ISIS
  • US Foreign Policy: The Definition of Insanity

    On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, becoming the 4th consecutive president to announce the bombing of Iraq. He made no mention that it was likely the United States’ intervention in 2003 that facilitated ISIS’s rise to power, as Senator Rand Paul noted in a recent interview with …

  • Our Obsession with Iraq Highlights our Blind Spot for Saudi Arabia

    All we hear about now is how dangerous ISIS is to the United States and how we must start a new war in Iraq to defeat them.  Let’s compare ISIS, the current Iraqi Government, and Saddam’s Iraqi government to Saudi Arabia. Which entity is the primary financier of Al Qaeda? Saudi Arabia “Saudi donors remain …

  • America’s foreign policy is the worst of both worlds

    America’s foreign policy under the last two Presidents has been an absolute disaster, and the results of each commander-in-chief’s decisions (or lack thereof) have been virtually the same: Recruiting of anti-American extremists is getting easier, and this is just the beginning.   In late 2002 and early 2003, the world was told by the Bush …

  • Consider the Following: The Case for Not Withdrawing Forces in Foreign Intervention

    Note: This blog post argues under the lens of a Devil’s Advocate and does not reflect the views of the writer, Richard Pham, or YAL as an organization. Counter-arguments, critiques, questions, or comments are highly encouraged. A Personal Story Hundreds of protesters shouted at the video-store owner as he walked toward his store in embarrassment, …