The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East, as the invasion and consequential outcomes led to a shift in the dynamics and relations between key regional and international actors in the region. In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq for two primary reasons. First, the […]

At the 2015 UN Summit, the United Nations implemented the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which aimed to “end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring no one is left behind” (United Nations n.d.). Throughout the MENA region, states have adopted various initiatives focused on advancing and achieving the 17 SDGs […]

Water is an essential element of everyday life. In the United States, we have grown accustomed to having unlimited access to clean water and sanitation. However, this is not the case in other countries, as water is oftentimes scarce and access to clean water is limited. Currently, the U.S. consumes an average of 1,802 gallons/day. […]

The concept of “others” or the similar “us vs. them” mindset is rather fascinating to consider, especially in terms of how this perspective influences not only our perception of other individuals but also our perception of other cultures and nationalities. While we may not intend to cast individuals who are different than us as “others,” […]

For my entire life, I have grown up in the United States, primarily in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. When I was just two years old, my family moved from our home in Colorado to Virginia due to my father being relocated for work in the Air Force. Given the young age at which I […]