Joseph Hughes

Joseph Hughes studies International Relations at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He has studied in Jordan and traveled throughout Europe and Haiti. In addition, Hughes has worked on Capitol Hill within the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
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The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War (Part 2/2)

Repercussions from the Syrian conflict will be felt throughout the Middle East for decades to come.  Since the beginning of the Iranian nuclear interim deal with the P5+1 in Geneva, Saudi Arabia has expressed its displeasure at international negotiations with its regional rival. Riyadh is governed by a Wahhabi-influenced monarchy that seeks to legitimize itself... Continue Reading

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The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War (Part 1/2)

Repercussions from the Syrian conflict will be felt throughout the Middle East for decades to come. After the failure of peace talks at Lake Geneva, and the reelection of President Bashar al-Assad, the question of how to resolve the devastating civil war in Syria remains unanswered. Ever since the Arab Spring in 2011, diplomatic efforts have been repeatedly blocked by Russia. The Syrian... Continue Reading

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