Israel’s Democratic Backsliding

Written by Gabriela Baghdady, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review Israel has stood as a unique example of a stable democracy in the Middle East for decades. However, in the last several years, political science scholarship has begun to raise questions as to whether Israeli democracy is under threat. Given the evidence that Israel is experiencing democraticContinue reading “Israel’s Democratic Backsliding”

Steering Forward in Syrian Quagmire

Chris Park, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review Just as Mitch McConnell said, Jim Mattis’s departure from the Department of Defense more than a year ago was distressing. He was confirmed by a 98-1 vote after gaining a waiver from the National Security Act of 1947 that required a seven year waiting period between a retired militaryContinue reading “Steering Forward in Syrian Quagmire”

Should the United States Secure World Oil Prices?

Benjamin Juul, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review In his 1980 State of the Union address, President Jimmy Carter announced a new doctrine for American foreign policy, saying, “…let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interestsContinue reading “Should the United States Secure World Oil Prices?”