What is the Middle East?
Country Profiles

What is the Middle East?

The Middle East is the term for a region consisting of countries in Southwest Asia and the Northern part of Africa. The term “Middle East”…

Oh Henry!
Literature

Oh Henry!

Oh Henry! By: Thomas Duncan Walter was walking down the candy aisle of his local grocery store in a rural town in Eastern Ohio. He…

Morocco Country Profile
Country Profiles

Morocco Country Profile

Arguably one of the most stable countries in the Middle East is Morocco. Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco is a Constitutional monarchy…

Palestine Country Profile
Country Profiles

Palestine Country Profile

One of the most notable countries in the Middle East is Palestine. Officially known as the State of Palestine, Palestine is a Parliamentary Republic located…

The Man

He has words, not common words, but words meant to cut, cut the fabric of the soul. Words meant to entangle his victims in the…

Nigeria Country Profile
Country Profiles

Nigeria Country Profile

One of the most notable emerging countries is Nigeria. Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a Federal presidential republic located in…

Three Dominant Conceptions of God
Philosophy

Three Dominant Conceptions of God

Classical Theism is the belief in which God is an absolute and ultimate metaphysical being. Whereas most theists agree that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and…

Political History of Iran 1900-Present
Country Profiles

Political History of Iran 1900-Present

*(This article was originally posted on December 30, 2016, but was updated in response to President Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel and the…

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN
Country Profiles

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN

Officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium is a constitutional monarchy located in Western Europe. Belgium is bordered by Germany, France, the Netherlands, and…

Pascals Wager
Philosophy

Pascals Wager

Pascal’s Wager is a philosophical concept developed by French philosopher Blaise Pascal during the mid 17th Century. The argument is rooted in the concept of game theory…

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis
Literature

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis

A Persian Requiem is a 1969 novel by Iranian author Simin Daneshvar. A Persian Requiem is set in the Iranian city of Shiraz during the…

The Blind Mayor
Literature

The Blind Mayor

By Marco Palladino 4/4/17-Creative Writing It was the Mayor’s first day in office after a blurry campaign, his adversaries remained like specs in the eye…

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis
Cultural Studies

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis

The book They Die Strangers: A Novella and Stories from Yemen is a fiction book written by Mohammad Abdul-Wali and published in 2002. The book…

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No
Literature

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No

Tackling the topic of humor is a particularly difficult area because it can be extremely subjective. A joke might be funny to one person or…

Eleven Things You Need To Know About Islam
Cultural Studies

Eleven Things You Need To Know About Islam

Islam is the second largest religion in the world and is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and parts of Europe. Even though Islam…

“Divided We Fall” Documentary Analysis
Cultural Studies

“Divided We Fall” Documentary Analysis

In the film “Divided We Fall,” Valarie Kaur looks at the issue of religious intolerance and religious violence in the US post 9/11 and explores…

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”
Cultural Studies

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”

A common theme evident in nearly all pieces of literature that focus on the notion of war and the effects of warfare on civilians and…

Ali Shariati & Islamic Political Thought
Philosophy

Ali Shariati & Islamic Political Thought

One of the most important political theorists in Iran over the past century was Ali Shariati. Shariati was a well-known Iranian intellectual active during the…

Poland and International Law
Country Profiles

Poland and International Law

An example of a country with a multi-leveled domestic judiciary system is Poland. Poland is a parliamentary republic and is an active member of numerous…

Greece & International Law

The international legal system depends on adoption by the domestic legal systems of individual states to function effectively. The international legal system is interpreted through…

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?
Comparative Politics

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?

In the Islamic world, there has been much debate over the relationship between Islam and politics. Some Muslims argue in favor of increased secularism, whereas…

Sierra Leone & International Law
Country Profiles

Sierra Leone & International Law

In the realm of international relations, law can develop from a number of influences. The sources of international law may either be formal or informal…

ISIS: How and Where they Came From
American History

ISIS: How and Where they Came From

One major foreign policy issue facing the world over the past few years is the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ISIS…

This I Believe
Literature

This I Believe

This I Believe in all the principles that make our country strong. The main principle that makes our country strong is freedom and democracy. Those…

My Experiences at the American Legion Boys State Program (June 2011)
Law

My Experiences at the American Legion Boys State Program (June 2011)

There are some moments in life that are the result of hard work and determination. One such moment in my life was getting the opportunity…