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President -- Elect Trump: Russia's Next Puppet Or A Force To Reckon With?

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Considering murky intelligence reports concluding Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw hacking to manipulate American voters into electing Donald Trump as our president, don't underestimate what Putin might do now that Trump is bound for the White House.

The West Is Oblivious to Russia's Geopolitical Game in Syria

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

If history is any indication, this would not be the first time Mr. Putin has used a military drawdown to resolve a deadlocked political scene such as the one in Syria.

Chinese Admiral's Visit to Iran: U.S. Era of Dominance in the Mideast Is Ending

David Oualaalou | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Make no mistake: A high-level visit to Iran from the emerging global power portends significant changes to the geopolitical landscape -- and not only in the Middle East.

Grandma Knows Best

Lanae Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

Our poll found that people in the middle view marriage as an ideal, not a legal construct. To reach folks in the middle, marriage advocates must make clear that gay and lesbian couples are seeking to join in the true spirit of marriage, the way the middle sees it.