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Fueling the Fire: How Outside Powers Escalate Middle East Tensions

Fueling the Fire: How Outside Powers Escalate Middle East Tensions

Logan Gouss, Staff Writer
February 6, 2024

The Middle East has long been plagued by foreign interventions that have bred instability and humanitarian crises across the region. From the proxy wars in Yemen and Syria to the NATO-led overthrow of...

Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party utilizes panda puppets and stickers to ask Taipei City Zoo to change the names of their leased giant pandas to “Freedom,” “Democracy,” or “Independence”

Communism’s Strangest Strongarm: The Span of the CCP’s Panda Diplomacy

Billy Stromberg, Staff Writer
January 30, 2024
As tensions rise between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, many American citizens are moving closer to separating themselves from a regime that manufactures products made with Uighur slave labor and pumping Chinese fentanyl onto our urban street corners. Instead, however, something odder has vanished from the American landscape. That being the disappearance of the giant panda bear from zoos across the country. Under order of the Chinese government, all pandas that have been given to the U.S. will be returned to China by early 2024. But why pandas? Of everything that could be taken away, why was it them?
Biden’s Climate Security Strategy is Correct

Biden’s Climate Security Strategy is Correct

Teddy Jack, Staff Writer
October 18, 2023

Due to research for my Junior Theme, I had the displeasure of encountering an article by the Editorial Board of the National Review discussing Biden’s National Security Strategy. The article states that...

Countries need to be aware that two threats - climate change and nuclear disarmament - are connected.

The Underestimated Risk of Climate Change

Avi Shah, Staff Writer
January 24, 2023

Climate change is a very polarizing issue in today's political spaces. Some think that it poses a serious threat to the world, while some think that it’s fake, constructed to protect the liberal agenda....

Strategic Ambiguity in Taiwan: A Failed Foreign Policy Project

Strategic Ambiguity in Taiwan: A Failed Foreign Policy Project

Avi Shah, Staff Writer
October 11, 2022

On August 2, 2022, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Republic of China, more commonly known as Taiwan. She became the most senior United States official to set foot on the island in 25 years. China...

May 12th, 2021: Israel airstrikes hit buildings in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Youssef  Massoud/AFP via Getty Images.

The United States’ Role in the Oppression of Palestinians and the Case for Conditioning Aid

MJ Jones, Editor in Chief
February 10, 2022

On September 9th, 2021, hundreds of protestors gathered in cities of the West Bank to show solidarity for six Palestinian men who had escaped an Israeli prison. Israeli forces responded to the gathering...

Denmark Killed 17 Million Minks Last Year

Denmark Killed 17 Million Minks Last Year

Ben Robke, Staff Writer
November 30, 2021

Denmark killed 17 million minks last year. There’s no other way to open this article, because something truly absurd happened a year ago: Denmark killed 17 million minks. This story may be one of those...

Sanctioning Collapse: The Impact of Secondary Sanctions on the Russian Energy Sector

Sanctioning Collapse: The Impact of Secondary Sanctions on the Russian Energy Sector

Brendan Warshauer, Editor in Chief
October 19, 2021

In 2014, Russia shocked the international sphere with an invasion and subsequent annexation of Crimea, a strategically significant peninsula in Southern Ukraine. Fearing further Russian aggression and...

19 Years Later: Why the United States Continues to Stay in Afghanistan

19 Years Later: Why the United States Continues to Stay in Afghanistan

MJ Jones, Editor in Chief
January 28, 2021

Last November, surrounded by the chaos and hysteria of the election, Trump announced a partial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. He vowed to draw down and bring an end to a war that started almost two...

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