Micaela Tierce, who just graduated with an International Affairs Degree with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa from the Political Science & International Affairs Department from The University of North Georgia, recently defended her thesis on the proxy war in Yemen being conducted by Iran and Saudi Arabia. She argued that Iran’s and Saudi Arabia’s actions could be explained through Classical Realism. Due to her thesis, she graduated with an Honors Distinction on her Bachelor’s degree. Micaela is ready to complete the Basic Officers Leader Course (BOLC) for the Air Defense Artillery, which is a mandatory training event prior to going to your first assignment. After completing the BOLC, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree through an online program in 2021.