International

Social media and the Middle East: Why the West cannot censor the Arab world into stability

Social media and the Middle East: Why the West cannot censor the Arab world into stability

By October 3, 2012

International:

German Chancellor Angel Merkel recently stated that she sees “good reasons” for banning Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam film produced by an Egyptian-American by the… Read More ›

Greek Bailout: Unfortunate but necessary stop not just for Greece but for Europe itself

Greek Bailout: Unfortunate but necessary stop not just for Greece but for Europe itself

By April 17, 2012

International:

On March 14, 2012, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $170 billion bailout for Greece in order to prevent a default on their staggering… Read More ›

Civil war in Syria: When will nations stand up for human rights in Syria?

Civil war in Syria: When will nations stand up for human rights in Syria?

By April 17, 2012

International:

The immense firepower of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his readiness to kill have plunged Syria into a bloody war, claiming over 9,000 lives.… Read More ›

Denuclearizing North Korea: Does the U.S. have any chance of peace with North Korea?

Denuclearizing North Korea: Does the U.S. have any chance of peace with North Korea?

By April 16, 2012

International:

North Korea, the last remnant of the Cold War, joined the other nuclear nations of the world in 2006. After the death of Kim Jong-il… Read More ›

Fwazia Koofi: Could Fwazia Koofi be the first female president of Afghanistan?

Fwazia Koofi: Could Fwazia Koofi be the first female president of Afghanistan?

By April 16, 2012

International:

In 2014 the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will hold its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban government. In the upcoming election, one… Read More ›

Welcome Rajoy: Can Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s new president, turn around a failing economy?

Welcome Rajoy: Can Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s new president, turn around a failing economy?

By April 16, 2012

International:

In 1975 Spain made its transition from Fascist dictatorship to democracy. This transition was successful because of Spain’s ability to overcome a range of major… Read More ›

Nuclear Iran: What the U.S. has at stake in its stand off with Iran

Nuclear Iran: What the U.S. has at stake in its stand off with Iran

By April 16, 2012

Domestic Policy, International:

There has always been tension over who has the right to control nuclear weapons, which has been a topic of discussion since the Manhattan Project.… Read More ›

“The cynical, smiling revolution:” A discussion of the Egyptian Revolution with Arabic teacher, Kamel Gadallah

“The cynical, smiling revolution:” A discussion of the Egyptian Revolution with Arabic teacher, Kamel Gadallah

By January 20, 2012

Food For Thought, International:

The Middle Eastern uprisings of 2011, referred to now as the Arab Spring, appeared contagious from one neighbor to another. How did the recent uprising… Read More ›

Good bye Kim Jong Il: What Kim Jong Il’s death means for the world

Good bye Kim Jong Il: What Kim Jong Il’s death means for the world

By January 20, 2012

International:

There is no clear answer to the question of what the death of Kim Jong Il means for the U.S. or the world. Kim Jong… Read More ›

The Saudi Spring Crackdown: How the U.S. walks a fine line in response to Arab protests

The Saudi Spring Crackdown: How the U.S. walks a fine line in response to Arab protests

By January 20, 2012

International:

Since violent clashes began in the Middle East during the later part of last year, the United States has had to take care to maintain… Read More ›