Tyler Shanahan

Tyler is a senior at Florida State University and a participant in the Young Writers Program.

Vote of No Confidence Brews Against Theresa May

 

There is a growing and likely chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence from members of her own party tonight.  Such developments come in the days following the resignations of two cabinet secretaries Boris Johnson (Fmr. Foreign Affairs Secretary) and David Davis (Fmr. Brexit Secretary), and in the […]

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U.S.-Turkish Relations: In Need of Counseling

 

Updated June 29th, 2018 Our relationship with Turkey is comparable to a failing marriage. One evening you come home from a long and difficult day at work only to find your spouse in bed with Vladimir Putin.  Over the past decade, our diplomatic relationship with Turkey has become challenging. Between its questionable involvement in the […]

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EU Wages War on Memes

 

Has the European Union declared war on memes? In a word, yes. On June 20th, the European Union’s Legal Affairs Committee passed revisions to Articles Eleven and Thirteen of the European Copyright Directive, which lays out the EU’s copyright regulations. Article Eleven aims to create a “link tax” for websites that link other source’s content, […]

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Trump, The Return of a Space President

 

On June 18th, 2018, President Trump directed the Department of Defense in a public statement to “immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.“ This was only one of several statements made in a speech in the East Room of the White House Monday afternoon, […]

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The United Nations’ Flawed Condemnation of Israel

 

On Wednesday, June 13th, The United Nations overwhelmingly condemned Israel for “excessive use of force” against innocent civilians in border protests that started in late March in the days leading up to the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Since the start of the protests, 120 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Defense […]

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Operation Saber Strike: Our Annual Show of Force to Russia

 

In one of the largest shows of force in Eastern Europe since the Cold War, the United States leads 18 NATO member and partner states in the 8th annual Saber Strike military drill. This year, the message of the war-game is clear — ‘Russia, do not infringe on the Baltic States.’ Since 2014, following Russia’s illegal […]

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