Why We Fight.

Well, folks. It’s been a hell of a year, hasn’t it? I feel like since 2016, every year has been “the longest year ever” (or maybe 2016 itself has just been the longest year ever and is still going on). But I really do feel like 2022 has taken the cake so far. We haveContinue reading “Why We Fight.”

Conflicts to Keep An Eye On (October 2022 Edition)

Well folks, there’s been a lot going on in the world (obviously). There’s also been a lot going on in my life (don’t worry, nothing bad for the most part; just super busy), so that made deciding on what I wanted to write about (and what I was capable of writing about satisfactorily) very hardContinue reading “Conflicts to Keep An Eye On (October 2022 Edition)”

When Domestic Politics Become a National Security Concern

I hope for a lot of things these days. I hope for better things for myself, for my friends and family and loved ones, for people all over the world at large. But more than anything, I really just wish we could stop having history for just a day or two. Like, fucking really. CanContinue reading “When Domestic Politics Become a National Security Concern”

What’s Going On in Ukraine? (Again): An Explainer

Anyone else having a case of déjà vu? In the early fall of 2021, reports emerged of a buildup of Russian military forces along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine – who have locked in a low-level conflict since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 after a popular revolution overthrew its pro-Russian government. Now, onceContinue reading “What’s Going On in Ukraine? (Again): An Explainer”

Three Conflicts to Keep an Eye On

You don’t have to look far today to see either an ongoing violent conflict with significant impact, or a tense situation that could very quickly turn into such a conflict. War continues to rage in Yemen, Ukraine, Syria, and Afghanistan (though at the rate the Taliban is advancing at the writing of this piece, itContinue reading “Three Conflicts to Keep an Eye On”

What’s Going On in Ukraine?: An Explainer

So, this is another one of those essays I didn’t originally plan on writing for the month. But then the darndest thing happened about a week ago: Russia got back on its bullshit. Now everyone is wondering if the war in Eastern Ukraine is going to reignite or potentially escalate even further than the heightsContinue reading “What’s Going On in Ukraine?: An Explainer”