World War I: Why There Will Never Be Another Great War (Part 2/2)

August 01, 2014

The two World Wars were the last interstate conflicts where belligerents were more or less evenly matched.  The end of the Cold War saw an outbreak of hostilities in several countries that comprised the Soviet bloc. The most important and notable among these is the...

Sequestration: Perhaps a Silver Lining for US Foreign Assistance (Part 2/2)

March 20, 2013

New technologies and civil society engagement can provide better results through foreign assistance from the US to the Middle East. This is the final part. Read part one here. New Models of Citizen Engagement American funding of overseas development initiatives is not, however, limited to...

Sequestration: Perhaps a Silver Lining for US Foreign Assistance (Part 1/2)

March 18, 2013

New technologies and civil society engagement can provide better results through foreign assistance from the US to the Middle East. This is the first of two parts. The American relationship with the Arab world has been in place since the Jeffersonian era. It was forged at a time when uncompromised...

Humanitarian Agencies: Only a Mop?

October 22, 2012

The recent assassination of Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut, brings us one step closer to more war and chaos in the Middle East. Given the history of widespread violence and the implications for the US, why are the largest of the American charities — many of which have provided billions of...