Afghanistan is one of the top countries that receives a large sum of aid from the United States. How has Afghanistan used this money to make changes in its country?Read More
Since talk of increasing efforts against the Islamic State began, policy makers have expressed the need to increase support of opposition forces that are fighting against both ISIS and Assad. As the Islamic State is one of the most powerful opponents of the Assad regime in Syria, its destruction may indirectly empower the Syrian government and its fight against rebel forces. Policy makers argue that an effective strategy in Syria necessitates the support of rebel opposition forces that will fill the void left by the Islamic State in the fight against Assad.Read More
August 2, 1990 marked the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Iraq claimed the right to annex the small Gulf state based on historical ownership. The invasion and subsequent Gulf War sparked the beginning of U.S. military involvement in the Gulf and surrounding region.
The rise of the militant group ISIS has led to a renewed call for U.S. action in Iraq. More interestingly yet, the U.S. is considering partnering with Iran to stabilize Iraq and eliminate the ISIS threat.Read More
From 2003–2005, EWI served as an impartial broker in the Middle East Bridges project, engaging Israelis and Palestinians. The project’s aim, elaborates former intern Ian Hawkins, “was to bolster the peace process, and to explore the possibility of developing a free trade zone at the Erez crossing point between Israel and Gaza.”Read More