Shannon Karst

Shannon Karst

Shannon Karst is a graduate student at George Washington University studying U.S. foreign policy and international security. She currently works at the SETA Foundation in Washington, DC as a research intern.
Idlib s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

Idlib’s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

August 7, 2019
Idlib’s future has yet to be decided, but its current state could easily worsen. If the Assad regime attacks the city without restraint, a new state of chaos will erupt in northwestern Syria. Grave consequences will undoubtedly result.
Where Does Trump Stand on Sanctions against Turkey

Where Does Trump Stand on Sanctions against Turkey?

July 29, 2019
Will President Trump convince Congress to change course? Or, if unsuccessful, will he utilize his power as president to delay or waive sanctions? If the President chooses to risk political controversy on Turkey’s behalf, a greater question remains: how will U.S.-Turkey relations fair as a result?