Author: Sydney Goggins

About Sydney Goggins

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Sydney Goggins is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently studying international relations at the College of Wooster. She will focus primarily on political developments in eastern Europe and the middle east, while advocating a foreign policy in which democracy promotion and the protection of human rights play a central role.

Russia Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal

Barely a day after the US and Iran reached a historic agreement, which supporters hope will prevent the regime from getting nuclear weapons, some observers are saying it could have an impact beyond the middle east- affecting the west’s relations with Russia and global cooperation against ISIS. On...

New Obstacles to a Deal with Iran

After months of continued negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration is finding its diplomatic efforts frustrated. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois told CNN that Obama sees less than a 50% chance of reaching a successful deal with the Iranians. According to recent reports, Iran has refused to “disclose...

Jim Webb announces 2016 candidacy

The list of presidential contenders continues to grow in both the Democratic and Republican parties. This week, Virginia senator Jim Webb announced his candidacy, saying the nation needs a leader “who has a proven record of actual accomplishments”, committed to “bipartisan solutions” to foreign and domestic crises. A...

Will the ceasefire in Ukraine collapse?

As ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine continue, many fear that large-scale conflict could erupt again, making a peaceful resolution even more distant. NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg, the former Prime Minister of Norway, blames Putin’s reckless policies for the threat of renewed violence, saying Russia “has a large...