Author: Chris Harden

Egypt: Reexamining an Old Friendship

Egypt: Reexamining an Old Friendship

  On April 3, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made his first visit to the White House in a meeting with President Donald Trump. Referencing the United States’ $1.3 billion in military assistance to Egypt, Trump promised “strong backing” to strongman Sisi, who was barred from the Obama White House […]

In a World of Trumplomacy

In a World of Trumplomacy

Following the election of far-right populist Donald Trump to the US presidency, the international community has begun to anxiously shuffle its feet. Traditional U.S allies including Angela Merkel, François Hollande, and Enrique Peña Nieto as well as the European Union sent Trump mixed messages of congratulations and concern, seeking distinctions […]

The Quietly Continuing War in Israel-Palestine

The Quietly Continuing War in Israel-Palestine

On September 30, world leaders from 75 countries gathered in Israel to pay their respects to the late-esteemed statesman and Zionist Shimon Peres. Most notable among them was president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, who attended despite criticism at home. Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu was similarly criticised by Israelis […]

Syria: A Hard Pill to Swallow

Syria: A Hard Pill to Swallow

Little more than two weeks after the latest ceasefire fell apart, the U.S. has cut off talks on Syria with Russia, at least for the time being. Little more than two weeks after the latest ceasefire fell apart, the U.S. has cut off talks on Syria with Russia, at least […]

Brazilian Ex-President Lula Looks Abroad for Support

Brazilian Ex-President Lula Looks Abroad for Support

On Wednesday, September 21, attorneys Valeska Teixeira and Cristiano Zanin Martins from the Brazilian law firm Teixeira & Martins Advogados met with a small group of scholars, legal professionals, labor advocates, and activists to discuss the future of Teixeira-Martins client Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Da Silva, better known simply […]