Tania F. Cohen

Why Gun Control and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Is the New Frontier of America’s Culture War

After the June mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, familiar arguments about gun control and terrorism reemerged in news cycles and political debates. Upon learning that the shooter was Muslim and had stated his support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Republican leaders framed the shooting as another failure by…

How To Talk About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and 2014 war in Gaza was one of the most analyzed parts of the New York Democratic debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Although the subject’s importance in American foreign policy and the uniqueness of Sanders’ statements among American politicians make it newsworthy, it is more important because…

What Ted Cruz Really Thinks About Foreign Policy

Senator Ted Cruz’s Middle East policy is somewhat unique among Republicans, particularly in comparison to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Regardless of the success of their respective endeavors in the Middle East, both pursued actions that at least partially prioritized stability and democracy. In contrast, as revealed in his speeches and…

How a Vacant Seat on the Supreme Court Affects Foreign Policy

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is leading to chaos during an already unpredictable presidential election cycle. Unsurprisingly, Republicans do not want President Obama to choose Scalia’s replacement, which would shift the Court’s ideological balance to the left. Prior to Scalia’s death, the Court had a 5-4 Republican majority, with Justice Anthony…

Why Gun Control and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Is the New Frontier of America’s Culture War

After the June mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, familiar arguments about gun control and terrorism reemerged in news cycles and political debates. Upon learning that the shooter was Muslim and had stated his support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Republican leaders framed the shooting as another failure by…

How To Talk About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and 2014 war in Gaza was one of the most analyzed parts of the New York Democratic debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Although the subject’s importance in American foreign policy and the uniqueness of Sanders’ statements among American politicians make it newsworthy, it is more important because…

What Ted Cruz Really Thinks About Foreign Policy

Senator Ted Cruz’s Middle East policy is somewhat unique among Republicans, particularly in comparison to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Regardless of the success of their respective endeavors in the Middle East, both pursued actions that at least partially prioritized stability and democracy. In contrast, as revealed in his speeches and…

How a Vacant Seat on the Supreme Court Affects Foreign Policy

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is leading to chaos during an already unpredictable presidential election cycle. Unsurprisingly, Republicans do not want President Obama to choose Scalia’s replacement, which would shift the Court’s ideological balance to the left. Prior to Scalia’s death, the Court had a 5-4 Republican majority, with Justice Anthony…