On the Brink – Syria

On the Brink – Syria

The devastating Syrian Civil War has had a large impact on global politics and social issues. It is largely responsible for an influx of refugees in Europe, The war against Syria followed the United States, France, UK, the Arab League and NATO partners overthrow of...
On the brink – Iran

On the brink – Iran

Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the US and later the EU imposed a series of sanctions on Iran, most targeting its energy sector. In addition, more than $12 billion in Iranian assets were frozen. By 2012, international sanctions resulted in Iran’s rial...
On the brink – North Korea

On the brink – North Korea

The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since 1948. This hereditary cult of personality survived the Korean War which left much of the North decimated. The US dropped 635,000 tons of bombs and 32,557 tons of napalm on the Korean peninsula, more than during the entire...
On the brink – Venezuela

On the brink – Venezuela

This South American nation on the Caribbean is currently mired in an economic collapse, due in part to economic failures compounded by economic sanctions. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, but due to sanctions imposed on its energy sector and a drop...
On the brink – Cuba

On the brink – Cuba

Fidel Castro’s Cuba has been in the crosshairs of US regime change efforts since the Cuban Revolution in 1958. After the US-supported failed Bay of Pigs military operation in 1959, the CIA partnered with the Mafia, who had a dominant presence in Havana, to assassinate...