A Reversal on U.S. Military Intervention
Posts by Paul Donaldson
A Reversal on U.S. Military Intervention

For the past several years, Americans have become increasingly hesitant or resistant to military intervention in foreign conflicts. However, after seeing the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Americans have deviated from previous sentiments. According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 34{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of Americans believe U.S. military action against ISIS should […]

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Generation Gap in Israeli-Hamas Conflict

Over the past month, the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has continued to escalate as both sides have been unable to agree to a durable ceasefire agreement. Given the America’s strong historical alliance with Israel and the possible regional consequences of a prolonged military altercation, the current conflict creates implications for […]

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World Cup: From Brazil, With Apathy

Although I have an appreciation for the sport, I’m not what you would call a “soccer fan.” Perhaps it was my poor eye-foot coordination or frequent time on the bench that turned me off as a kid, I can’t be sure. However, every four years I find an excuse to become a fair-weather fan and […]

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European Union and U.S. Views on Ukraine Crisis

With ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Americans express concern over the situation but continue to favor a more restrained foreign policy approach to the conflict with Russia. Over three-quarters (78{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) of Americans are very or somewhat concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. Yet, there is a strong preference to pursue economic and diplomatic measures (65{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) […]

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Restraint Amid Russian Aggression

Following the global unity accompanying the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the world was witness to what Secretary of State John Kerry referred to as “an act of aggression” by Russia. The ongoing international crisis between Russia and the Ukraine over Crimea has heightened diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Russia, while simultaneously grabbing the public’s […]

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