Mina Hamblet interned with JPC during the summer of 2016. Originally from a military family in Fairfax, Virginia she is obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in the University of Virginia with a major in Foreign Affairs and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. She hopes to focus her research on the dynamic relationship shared between the U.S. and Israel and is passionate about pursuing a career in national security and counter-terrorism.
Erdogan Seeks Rapprochement with Putin
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 9, in an effort to rebuild relations between the two countries. The visit was Erdogan’s first foreign meeting since the failed military overthrow in mid-July. Erdogan took the opportunity to thank Putin for his support following the coup attempt, […]
Iraqi Cleric Threatens U.S. Forces
Influential Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened U.S. troops in an statement made July 17th, calling for his followers to target the American forces operating throughout Iraq. Al-Sadr’s declaration comes after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the U.S. will deploy an additional 560 troops to help establish an airbase outside of Mosul. Sadr’s threat highlights […]
Netanyahu Visits Africa to Deepen Cooperation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Uganda on July 4th starting a four-nation tour to meet with political and business leaders in a bid to strengthen ties with Africa. The historic trip – the first visit to the continent by an Israeli prime minister in over 30 years – comes as Israel launches a […]