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U.S. and Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

Just days ago, members of negotiating parties in Washington and Moscow came to an agreement of a cease fire in parts of Syria. United States Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement following days of lethal violence across Northern Syria. The cease fire brought forth a relative calm toRead More

OpEd: “A prejudice against prejudice”

OpEd: “A prejudice against prejudice”

Opinions, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Since our country gained independence, it has been considered a melting pot. A country founded by immigrants, built off of rebellion, and one that inherited a culture of hard work. In a time now when the world is more globally connected than it has ever been, it is ironic thatRead More

EU searching for answers as crisis escalates

EU searching for answers as crisis escalates

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

The European Union faces the increasingly difficult task of accepting more than 11 million Syrian people into their member countries during what Mercy Corps calls “the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.” The Syrian refugee crisis has not come without warning. The Syrian Civil War has been brewing for years.Read More

Hungary turns away Syrian refugees

Hungary turns away Syrian refugees

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Recently, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have traveled to Europe to escape the long and deadly civil war in Syria. The civil war in Syria has lasted since 2011’s Arab Spring protests where thousands demonstrated against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime resulting in a violent response. The violent response eventuallyRead More

Defining ISIS: a complex organization

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Western states have been scrambling recently to respond to the perceived threat of the Sunni militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The group currently has an estimated 30,000 militants in Iraq and 50,000 inRead More