Despite their competing egos and ideologies, the candidates had time to mention God 19 times in the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. This number is nearly four times higher than its counterpart from the first GOP presidential debate of the 2012 race, in which God featured into the conversation only five times. […]



On January 22nd, 2006, two Russian-controlled natural gas pipelines in the North Caucasus exploded. The impending delays to energy delivery sparked outrage in Tbilisi, Georgia, leading to claims that the explosion was the Kremlin’s punishment for Georgia’s Westward political and economic trajectory since the Rose Revolution in 2003. The evidence behind this accusation may be […]


Over the past few years, the European Union has become increasingly vocal in its criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, particularly as it relates to settlement policy in the West Bank. While this shift in European-Israeli relations has resulted only in exchanges of veiled threats, Israel has responded with alarm and frustration. The European community, […]