Sam Mire


Sam Mire is a freelance writer with a niche in current global and domestic events as well as technology. He has penned self and ghost-written pieces published in USA Today, Western Journalism, Tampa Bay Times, Tallahassee Democrat, and Sunshine State News. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Sam covers both domestic American politics and US foreign policy for TrigTent.


Afghans’ War Scars Make Stability Nearly Impossible, War Inevitable

  • Sam Mire
  • Jul 14, 2018 10:00AM

The nation of Afghanistan has been at war for 40 years now, and the scars of that ceaseless conflict help explain why any sense of peace or normalcy has proven impossible to establish

Daniel Ortega’s Last Stand in Nicaragua

  • Sam Mire
  • Jul 10, 2018 10:00AM

Talks have been tried. Talks have failed. Protestors have called for early elections. Ortega has ruled that possibility out. Paramilitary troops have been deployed to disperse the protestors. Protestors have remained present and vocal. So, what comes next?

Japan Forced into China’s Arms by the Trade War? Nonsense

  • Sam Mire
  • Jul 8, 2018 10:00AM

A single point of agreement and public cordiality do not an alliance make, nor do they an alliance break.

Myanmar Military Trials are Nothing More than Face-Saving

  • Sam Mire
  • Jul 2, 2018 10:00AM

Myanmar’s representatives have already found themselves warding of UN intervention, which is always a potential signal that upheaval will not be far behind.

Erdogan Re-Elected, But It Wasn’t As Democratic As It Seems

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 26, 2018 9:50AM

Whether direct rigging occurred or one justifiably contends that Erdogan’s jailing of critics and control of the media constitute election rigging in and of themselves, democracy is no longer truly democratic in Erdogan’s ever-radicalizing Turkey.

Why Don't We Hear More About Violence Against Indian Journalists?

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 24, 2018 12:50PM

India's rapid growth and economic achievements in the last decade have tended to overshadow some of the systemic problems in the country.  

Ronaldo Bags World Cup Hat Trick, Has Jail (Theoretically) to Look Forward To

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 16, 2018 10:00AM

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo proves once again that money can solve virtually anything.a

With Proposed Bill, America Publicly Embraces the Age of Hypersonic Warfare

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 14, 2018 12:30PM

Ultimately, the development of hypersonic weaponry is necessary if America is to reclaim its position as leader in military technology development. Leadership aside, such weapons are needed, if only to keep up with Russia’s defenses.

Indian WhatsApp Murders Expose the Dark Side of Humanity’s Goodness

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 13, 2018 10:00AM

The psychology of rumor-spreading makes it even more likely that this fear – children being kidnapped and potentially raped and murdered – will precipitate more mob-led killings.

Mexico Murderland: Politicians, Journalists Dropping Like Flies

  • Sam Mire
  • Jun 5, 2018 10:00AM

110 electoral candidates have been murdered since past September, making political office one of the most dangerous jobs in Mexico, along with law enforcement, drug running, and gang banging. Earlier this year, five were gunned down in the span of a week.