The United States’ New Strategy in the Middle East

The U.S.’s strategy of war from afar is helping to make its presence in the Middle East more sustained, systematic and permanent.

Critical Writing and Political Censorship

By NAVID FARNIA   During the writing process, I occasionally find myself stuck between what I want to and what I should say.  While I want to be completely blunt, I realize this is not the most constructive way to make a convincing argument.  As a result, I usually conclude that finding a middle ground, where … Continue reading

Syria Under Fire, Egypt Under the Radar, U.S. Bombs Away (Part 3)

Note: This is the third article in a three-part series examining the U.S.’s role in the Middle East.  Part 1, which specifically looked at the U.S.’s push for military strikes on Syria, can be found here.  Part 2, which analyzed U.S.-Egypt relations, is here. By NAVID FARNIA   Early in its nationhood, the United States dealt … Continue reading

Syria Under Fire, Egypt Under the Radar, U.S. Bombs Away (Part 2)

Note:  This is the second article in a three-part series.  Part 1, which examined potential U.S. intervention in Syria, can be found here.  Part 3 will be posted on Thursday. By NAVID FARNIA On August 14th, Egypt’s military commenced a brutal attack on supporters of recently deposed President Mohamed Morsi.  The military massacred pro-Morsi protesters … Continue reading

Syria Under Fire, Egypt Under the Radar, U.S. Bombs Away (Part 1)

Note: This is the first article in a three-part series.  Part 2, which analyzes the U.S.’s role in Egypt’s political crisis, will appear on Saturday. By NAVID FARNIA          It became increasingly clear this week that Congress would vote against a resolution authorizing U.S. President Barack Obama to begin military strikes on Syria.  Taking a preemptive … Continue reading

Race and Genocide: “A Nation of Laws”

Note: This is the second article in a two-part series on race and genocide.  The first article, “How Trayvon Martin’s Murder Became Deracialized,” can be found here. By NAVID FARNIA          Since its inception, the United States’ legal system has consistently criminalized Black people.  “Fugitive Slave Laws,” convict lease and Stop and Frisk are but a … Continue reading