Rise of the Taliban

  The United States’ military involvement in Afghanistan and its drone airstrikes in Pakistan today are directly connected to the September 11th terrorist attacks. The US overthrew the Afghanistan government, known as the Taliban, in late 2001 because it refused…

U.S.-Russia Summit: Nukes and Interceptors

The three-day US-Russia 2009 Summit begins today. Several global issues will be discussed but the most important one between the two powers will be nukes and interceptors. The 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that went into effect on December…

Iran Tests Obama’s Engagement Strategy

During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Obama promised to engage America’s enemies. This essentially meant to approach such states as Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela and restart diplomatic initiatives. Conservatives attacked Obama for this but it must be…