Let’s Talk Turkey: The Real Problem Brewing in Syria

While American foreign policy pundits are focused on ISIS as the toxic byproduct of four years of the Syrian Civil War, there is a much more important issue developing. As more international actors join the fray in Syria, tensions between some of the world’s largest militaries are escalating at an alarming rate. On one hand, we have the Russia/Iran axis […]

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Mob attack shows that racism is very much alive in India

Imagine a city where a person is discriminated against based on the color of their skin. A city in which foreigners are not welcomed. A place in which prejudice often turns to violence. We are not talking about a city in Europe dealing with racism and xenophobia and we are sure as hell not talking about someplace in the United States. […]

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Why France?

In light of the horrific terror attacks on Paris France, many French and Westerners have been wondering, “Why us?” There are the more obvious reasons for the attack: Many European states, including Belgium and France have substantial, unassimilated Muslim minorities that are prone to radicalization. Furthermore, it is viewed by many in the Islamic world as instituting policies directed against […]

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Breakfast at Sodiam’s: The Central African Republic’s Diamond Nightmare

Civil war rages on in the Central African Republic for nearly three years now, with tremendous human suffering. The most recent figures put the number of displaced people at 800,000, with another 2 million in dire need of assistance. For a country whose pre-war population was close to 4.6 million people, these statistics attest to the chaos that has engulfed […]

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Unsung Heroes: Anonymous at War with ISIS

Following devastating terror attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and on a Russian commercial flight, many countries have vowed to fight ISIS until it can no longer function as a terror organization. While these threats and calls to action demonstrate the tenacity and power of the governments behind them, one non-governmental group has vowed to fight the anti-terror battle as well on […]

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“Beirut vs. Paris” – Careless Negligence, or Chronic Myopia?

On Friday night (CET), citizens around the globe were informed (and appalled) by the atrocious acts of terrorism in Paris of France. The following day, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for this series of mass shootings and suicide bombings that took away 129 lives and wounded several hundreds more. Soon after the attack took […]

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New Constitution + Election Season = New problems for Africa

This past month has seen many state leaders calling for the creation of new constitutions in their respective countries. Côte d’Ivoire, Nepal, Zambia, Chile, amongst other countries, all might possibly have a new constitution in the coming months. The construction and use of constitutions vary from each corner of the world. In the United States we’ve had the same constitution […]

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