100 Years Since Balfour: A History of the Balfour Declaration From 1917 to 2017

November 2nd marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which established the British government’s formal support for the Zionist movement and the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The motives behind this declaration varied, from a genuine support for the Zionist movement to a hope that such a declaration would increase support for the Allies of World War […]

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Syrian Kurds After ISIS

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated Raqqa from the Islamic State, replacing dead bodies that hung from railings with yellow and green flags and marking the end of ISIS’s control over its self-proclaimed capital. This allows the SDF and their parent group, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to nearly complete their unification of a region of northern Syria […]

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Drones, Human Rights, and Donald Trump

During the final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton announced that it would only take four minutes for an order from the president to launch a nuclear attack to be converted into action, continuing a debate over if Donald Trump has the correct temperament to be in charge of the world’s most advanced nuclear arsenal. While there are indeed no foolproof safeguards […]

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