As a member of NYPD SHIELD, a counterterrorism program of the New York City Police Department, I am privileged to attend conferences and receive alerts...
Global Security and Democratic Governance Falter as Historic Rivalries Re-emerge
WASHINGTON—Soon after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, followed by the disintegration of the Soviet empire, there was talk of end of history. However,... Read more
Turkey’s Elected Dictator
Even before the failed military coup, Turkey’s President Erdogan governed like a dictator who had the last word on all state matters. The botched coup... Read more
Humor—The Joy of Apartment Living
Apartment living may be cool compared to living with your parents or in the dorm but when you’re a full fledged adult it is a... Read more
Fallen Officers Demand America’s Reawakening
The diabolical brutality that erupted against our police pierces the hearts of loved ones, communities, the law enforcement family, and the very heart of America... Read more
The South China Sea Arbitration Putting China in a Passive Mode
Before the verdict of the international tribunal on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government had repeatedly stated that it would not... Read more
Melania Trump and Michelle Obama’s Similar Speeches a Coincidence?
In her speech on July 19, 2016, at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump echoed the words of Michelle Obama in her 2008 speech at the Democratic... Read more
What Does Modern Slavery Look Like?
The government, which introduced legislation banning modern slavery last year, thinks there may be up to 13,000 people held in modern slavery across the U.K... Read more
When Will UK Rejoin the European Union?
In the summer of 2013, I was with Dr. Sanela Porca of USC Aiken in taking a group of our students on their study abroad... Read more
Navigating the Tempest in the South China Sea
For over two years, the United States and the West struggled to counter the Russian “wolf” at the front door. We’ve fought to constrain revanchist... Read more
The Rule of Law and the South China Sea
Earlier this month, a long-awaited decision by an international tribunal in The Hague ruled unanimously that there is no legal basis for Beijing’s “nine-dash line,”... Read more
Beyond The Donald: 4 Things to Watch at the Republican Convention
In just a few days’ time, businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump will address the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as its nominee... Read more
Military Regimes Shouldn’t Be Recognized
The military upheaval in Turkey, whose final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event... Read more
When In Need Mission of Mercy Foundation: Saving the Displaced in Nigeria
“Angelina, who is a beautiful three year old orphan, did not want to let go of my hands as I held her, so I continued... Read more
The Lethal Suspects for Microcephaly in Brazil, With Zika Virus at the Bottom of the List
Since the virus Zika was blamed for a cluster of cases in northeastern Brazil of the devastating birth defect microcephaly, mainstream media has been dominated... Read more
Mike Pence Is the Anti-Trump
Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The presumptive Republican candidate confirmed the choice in a tweet. The news might... Read more
Zambia’s Troubled Ties With China
The scandal surrounding Scottish actor Louise Linton and her memoir of the year spent in Africa—a book so problematic that the inconsistencies and the “white... Read more