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Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria

Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria

By Hailey Brace ’19 Russia recently shocked the world by launching its first airstrikes in Syria, giving the United States just a one-hour notice. This notice came in the form… Read more »

Coalition Airstrikes in Kunduz Level MSF Hospital

Coalition Airstrikes in Kunduz Level MSF Hospital

By Avirook Upmanyu ’19 Coalition airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan blew apart a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital, killing 19 people and seriously injuring 37 others. MSF officials have declared that 12… Read more »

Japan and the Philippines: A New Alignment

Japan and the Philippines: A New Alignment

By James Xu ’18 Recently, Japan has made several militarizing moves that have alarmed its East Asian neighbors. Prime Minster Abe requested a five billion yen increase in the Japanese… Read more »

Capital Punishment and Drug Use

Capital Punishment and Drug Use

By James Xu ’18 Just a few weeks ago, Indonesia drew global outcry and criticism after they executed eight drug-convicts, including two Australians, four Nigerians, one Brazilian and one Indonesian…. Read more »

Island Building in South China Sea

Island Building in South China Sea

By James Xu ‘18 The ocean and islands of Southeast Asia, filled with oil, fish, ocean life, and other resources, has long attracted territorial disputes between China, The Philippines, Vietnam,… Read more »

Sino-Russian Axis: Temporary Partnership or Permanent Friendship?

Sino-Russian Axis: Temporary Partnership or Permanent Friendship?

By James Xu ’18 Due to the sanctions placed on Russia over the Ukraine Crisis, the Kremlin recently decided to open up Vankor, a rich new oil field, to Chinese… Read more »

Recent Developments in Yemen Conflict Reflect Turbulent Aftermath of Arab Spring

Recent Developments in Yemen Conflict Reflect Turbulent Aftermath of Arab Spring

By Christina Xu ‘18 Shiite Houthi rebels, who have been seizing control of key parts of Yemen since September 2014, are being targeted by airstrikes from a coalition of nine… Read more »

Syria’s Chemical Cloud

Syria’s Chemical Cloud

By Sanat Valecha ’16 A couple of weeks ago, Syrian activist groups accused the Assad government of using chlorine in an overnight attack in the northwestern province of Idlib. The… Read more »

Russia and North Korea: A Call for Attention?

Russia and North Korea: A Call for Attention?

By Christina Xu ’18 Though Barack Obama, David Cameron, and Angela Merkel are boycotting Russia’s World War II Victory Day celebrations this May in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,… Read more »

The Rise of the Left in Europe

The Rise of the Left in Europe

By Muhammad Abrahim Shah ’17 On January 25th 2015, Greece’s left-wing party Syriza was voted into power in a country that has long been ravaged by the great recession and… Read more »

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