M.G. Oprea
M.G. Oprea
M.G. Oprea
M.G. Oprea is editor of the foreign policy newsletter INBOUND. She holds a PhD in French linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow her on Twitter here.
Thanks To Obama’s Presidency, ISIS Is Alive And Well

The Islamic State has become the most prominent terrorist organization in the world—and Obama’s ‘lead from behind’ tactics have made things worse.

How Political Correctness About Islam Made Britain Vulnerable To Chemical Terrorism

Ben Wallace’s call for public vigilance is both ironic and impossible given a pervasive culture in Britain that demands absolute tolerance for all things Muslim.

For Me, Obamacare Means Paying All Your Own Bills And Never Getting The Doctor You Need

I’m paying for an insurance plan that doesn’t cover the doctors I need to see—and I end up paying for most costs out of pocket anyway. And there’s no way out.

2016’s Top 10 Foreign Policy Events That Will Hit Team Trump In 2017

As we close out the year and prepare for the incoming Trump administration, here are the top ten foreign policy developments of 2016 that will set the scene for 2017.

Since Berlin’s Terrorist Is At Large, Will We Finally Start To Believe The Islamic Connection?

Maybe with the Berlin attacker still alive, he can help convince the West that his was an act motivated by religious and political zealotry—not insanity, poverty, or a poor education.

Obama Attempts To Spin Iran Deal’s Obvious Failure As Trump’s Fault

Iran’s leaders are aware that once Donald Trump is in office, the Iran deal is most likely going to be altered or dismantled. So why not thumb their noses at the United States?

The Syrian Crisis Again Illustrates Why The United Nations Is Such A Failure

The United Nations operates on a failed theory of diplomacy that gives your opponent the benefit of the doubt that he wants the same thing as you. Another word for it is naïveté.

Nationalism Stays Strong In Europe Despite Split Results In Italy And Austria

Poll results Sunday express Europe’s split personality. Much like in the United States, there is an increasing sense that there are two Europes.

How James Mattis As Defense Secretary Could Bust Our Deathly Political Correctness About Islam

If appointed defense secretary, ret. Gen. James Mattis could help overcome the political correctness that prevents us from discussing Islamism.

Americans Will Accept Islam Once The Left Stops Giving It Special Privileges

People are increasingly worried that as America’s Muslim population grows, so will the Left’s restrictions on what can and can’t be said about Islam.

What Happens When The Donald Trump Effect Ricochets Back To Europe

First, there was Brexit. Now, a Trump presidency. This year’s political surprises could convince Europeans that radical change in power really is possible.

The Top 5 Foreign Policy Problems Donald Trump Must Deal With As President

America faces an international order that’s unstable and in disarray. If Trump doesn’t act to restore that order, we may soon find ourselves in another war.

Leftist Group: Saying Islam Has Problems Makes You A Terrorist

If Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has called for an Islamic reformation, is tantamount to a terrorist, then what does that make the Orlando shooter or the San Bernardino attackers?

Russia Thinks The Cold War Is Back, But Americans Aren’t Paying Attention

Russia is resurrecting Soviet-era tactics and moving, with allies like Iran, to change the international order, and we’re still acting like they’re our partners in places like Syria.

How Taking Mosul From ISIS Could Cause More Terror Attacks Worldwide

As the coalition against ISIS moves to deprive the terrorist group of its territory, we must consider the consequences that victory could bring.

Yemen: The Pivotal Middle East Conflict No One Is Talking About

While everyone fixates on Syria’s civil war and ISIS, bloody civil war in Yemen serves as a front for a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Thanks To Obama, ISIS Now Has Chemical Weapons

From his disastrous ‘red line’ in Syria to the Iran Deal, President Obama has implemented a spineless foreign policy. Today, we see its consequences.

Study Shows Left’s Narrative On ISIS Recruits Is Wrong — It’s Not The Economy, Stupid

A new World Bank study debunks the progressive theory that ISIS recruits are motivated by economics or education, rather than religious belief.

Don’t Expect The United Nations’ New Leader To Resolve The Syrian Refugee Crisis

António Guterres is passionate about helping refugees. But will he acknowledge the violence causing our refugee crisis in the first place?

Hungary’s Reaction To Migrant Crisis Shows Globalism Breaking Down

This political shift is a reaction to the overreach of an EU that wants both to suppress each nation-state’s ethnic and cultural homogeneity and dictate each member’s immigration policy.