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World Politics & Affairs

Palestinians have the legal right to resist

Resistance is not terrorism. South Africans resisting apartheid were not considered “terrorists” by the international community, nor were Indians practicing nonviolent civil disobedience against the British. But an occupying power will always try to discredit their opponents, as seen in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinians who resist an unbearable occupation are branded “terrorists”, arrested and demonized […]

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What will the Middle East look like in ten years?

The year is 2028. Much of the Gaza has become unlivable. Daesh (ISIS) has been destroyed, but another terrorist group looms close on the horizon. The Kurds have their own state, meaning Iraqi unity has been destroyed. The Assad regime is still in power, having vanquished the rebel forces thanks to Iranian and Russian military […]

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A Brief History and Analysis of Iran–Israeli Relations

Iran calls Israel “The Little Satan.” Israel calls Iran “the greatest threat to [its] security”. It’s evident that Israel and Iran don’t exactly have warm relations. But, Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel in 1948. Under the Shah of Iran before the 1979 Islamic revolution, the two countries did enjoy close and […]

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United States World Politics & Affairs

Saudi Arabia, the US, and Violations of International Law

A picture is really worth a thousand words. When the picture of little Omran Daqneesh, the boy covered in dust and rubble sitting in the back of an ambulance after being rescued from his house in Aleppo, Syria, after it was hit by an airstrike, went viral, the world was suddenly made aware of the […]

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The Argument for an Independent Kurdistan

They have a government, a national anthem, official borders, and an armed force. They are an ethnic group, sharing a culture, language and history that go back centuries. They are the Kurds, and they may be on the cusp of independence. On September 25th, 2017, the Kurdish government will hold a simple yes/no binding referendum […]

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The Implications Behind the Alberto Nisman Trial

“Then we have Hezbollah, the Shia terror group.”

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Opinion: In a Time of War, is it “Terrorism” or Counterattack?

When a gunman attacked two US military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2015, it was widely considered to be ‘terrorism’. In 2009, Maj. Nidal Hassan, who attacked the military installation at Fort Hood, was also considered a ‘terrorist’, although he was not charged with terrorism. But what constitutes terrorism? According the US army field manual, […]

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Daesh’s Next Goal: Becoming a Bioterror Superpower

She is known as “Lady Al-Qaeda”. An MIT-trained neuroscientist, The Taliban and Daesh wanted her so badly, that they were willing to trade their prisoners for her. Her name is Aafia Siddiqui and she was, at one point, the most wanted woman in the world. After news broke out that ISIS was willing to trade […]