Ukraine: The Continuing Revolution Trend

February 17, 2014 What’s going on in Ukraine? Ukrainians have been protesting since November 21st. It took many analysts by surprise and as it has unfolded, it has revealed underlying complexities regarding who is involved, what they want and how far they’re willing to go. It all sparked when President Victor Yanukovych, decided to reject … Continue reading Ukraine: The Continuing Revolution Trend

Syria, Chemical Weapons and the US Response

My source inside of Syria contacted me today. He’s a Syrian journalist in Damascus covering the ongoing civil war. He doesn’t want me to use his name, but I trust his information - I’ve literally put my life in his hands when I worked on a project in Damascus back in 2009.  After giving me … Continue reading Syria, Chemical Weapons and the US Response

Five Reasons Americans Should Care About What’s Happening in Egypt

The pursuit of democracy is messy. Sorting out a society when all you’ve had since you can remember is tyrannical dictatorships is going to take some time. Many of my colleagues in Egypt believed that they had achieved freedom and democracy on February 11, 2011, when President Mubarak was ousted. Not true. Removing Mubarak was … Continue reading Five Reasons Americans Should Care About What’s Happening in Egypt