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.


South Sudan Struggles with Continued War, a Break from the Arabic World

  • Sam Mire
  • Nov 17, 2018 10:56AM

Not even eight years after its independence, the future of the young nation of South Sudan is already in doubt.

Libya’s Chaos Has Caused a Predatory, Thuggish Economy

  • Sam Mire
  • Nov 16, 2018 10:00AM

Those in power now are not eager to see the nation improve, and the tyranny that Libyans now live in manifests itself as a nation ruled by fragmented government factions, organized criminals, and terrorists bent on radicalizing the disenfranchised living within the nation’s borders.

Japan’s Spike in Youth Suicide May Be Disturbing, Global ‘New Normal’

  • Sam Mire
  • Nov 9, 2018 10:00AM

When five-year-olds are taking their own lives, it is tough to argue the optimistic side of the debate. Which may mean that the increased trend in adolescent suicide is, unfortunately, a new normal.

Rwanda’s Kagame Could Be a Tyrant in Democratic President's Clothing, or a Genius. Perhaps Both.

  • Sam Mire
  • Nov 8, 2018 10:00AM

One must consider that these realities are not mutually exclusive. In post-apartheid Africa, few things are ever black and white.

South Sudan is Another Tale of American Ally Gone Rogue

  • Sam Mire
  • Oct 7, 2018 11:06AM

The nation has been embroiled in a civil war that has raged on since 2013, only two years after the nation was established.

The Disappearance of a Saudi Journalist May Cause Fireworks

  • Sam Mire
  • Oct 4, 2018 10:00AM

The latest development involving Khashoggi will not bring the allies any closer, and Turkey could very well respond hostilely if they see the disappearance of the journalist to be an intentional slight to their sovereignty.

The Great Liberian Bank Robbery is a Real-Life Heist Mystery

  • Sam Mire
  • Sep 30, 2018 9:35AM

Here’s an elevator pitch for an Elmore Leonard novel: $104 million in newly printed bank notes gone into thin air, a former president and Noebl Prize winner’s son at the center of the investigation…Liberia

The Future of War: Defend Yourself, Hope for the Best

  • Sam Mire
  • Sep 23, 2018 9:48AM

For nations that do still have governments, it can feel a helpless venture to attempt cracking down on other nations where non-governmental armed groups have achieved outsize influence.

North Korea Once Again Straddles Diplomacy and Defiance

  • Sam Mire
  • Sep 21, 2018 10:19AM

It’s not been easy to nail down just what is going on between North Korean leadership, the United States president, and the world as a whole since the Singapore Summit.

A New Geneva Convention for the Digital Age is in Order

  • Sam Mire
  • Sep 13, 2018 10:07AM

We’re in the age of digital warfare, so why pretend like we’re still fighting in the trenches?