Author: Elisha Maldonado

Mar 07,2013

Kerry Carefully Talks The Talk About Syria

For two years, the United States’ foreign policy approach toward Syria has been to do nothing. In an effort to appear helpful, President Barack Obama sent  his new Secretary of...

Feb 21,2013

Turkey Applies To The Dictators’ Club

On the one hand, there is the European Union, a band of democratic nations with standards on human rights practices, democracy and market economies. On the other, there is the...

Sep 26,2012

Turkey’s Erdogan Is No Jeffersonian Ideal

When talking about democracy in the Middle East, Turkey is typically held up as the shining example of how it can be done. On the surface, Turkey is that model....