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.

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

Freedom vs. Free Markets, Part 3

Note: This is the third article in a three-part series that appeared this week.  Part 1 analyzed the ongoing protests in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt.  Part 2 looked at neoliberalism’s impact on people of color, particularly in the United States. By NAVID FARNIA In the past few decades, terms like “free market” and “free trade” … Continue reading

Freedom vs. Free Markets, Part 1

Note: This is the first article in a three-part series scheduled to appear this week.  Part 2 will be posted on Wednesday. By NAVID FARNIA Over the past few months, ongoing demonstrations in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt have captured the world’s attention.  While dissenters are risking their lives daily in the streets of Istanbul, Rio … Continue reading

Snowden and Sovereignty

By NAVID FARNIA Disturbing news regarding the U.S.’s pursuit of whistleblower Edward Snowden made headlines this past week.  Bolivian President Evo Morales’ airplane, traveling from Russia back to Bolivia, was rerouted to Austria last Tuesday due to suspicions that Snowden might be aboard.  France, Italy, Spain and Portugal refused to allow Morales’ plane to enter … Continue reading

What is Racism?

By NAVID FARNIA Contrary to popular belief, editorial writing is more complex than academic writing.  I can say this because I have firsthand experience with both.  Producing a scholarly paper is by no means easy, but journalism holds you more accountable for your work.  When you are limited to a small amount of space – … Continue reading