Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson is a Washington, DC-based journalist who has written for Politico, the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Congressional Quarterly, specializing in politics, international security affairs and terrorism. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida, and is a US Army veteran of the Gulf War.
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Why Roy Moore May Win in Alabama

Sexual harassment scandals that have forced major figures in entertainment, media and politics from their jobs have strengthened Roy Moore’s position. If you want to understand why scandal-plagued Republican candidate Roy Moore may win the special US Senate election in Alabama, you have to stop thinking about sex. Moore is holding a slim but surprising lead in polls going into the vote on... Continue Reading

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Time for Change in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince wants to rewrite the rules of Islam to secure his regime’s future. Can he succeed? Change is usually measured in decades in the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That’s what makes the revolution triggered by its young, impatient crown prince so noteworthy. Mohammad bin Salman showed his hand in October during a speech to an investment conference in... Continue Reading

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Why the National Anthem Protests Were Doomed to Fail

Protests of the US national anthem by athletes are doomed to failure because they are perceived as attacks on America itself, not just racism. Now that the National Football League (NFL) has blinked in the showdown over players sitting and kneeling during the playing of the US national anthem, it’s a good time to look at why the protests were doomed to failure from the start. The... Continue Reading

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Qatar Confuses the West With Record Neymar Deal

Qatar is playing simultaneously on both sides of the global pitch, leaving Westerners unable to decide if it’s a friend or foe. The record-breaking move of Brazilian football superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain likely would not have been possible without the financial support of a tiny Gulf nation under fire for its perceived support of Islamist... Continue Reading

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