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Syria’s Unending War

When U.S.-led coalition forces managed to ferret out the remnants of Islamic State (ISIS) from their strongholds throughout Syria, many hoped the seven-year-long civil war, which began in 2011 with protests against the Assad regime, would finally grind to a halt (1, 2). But if the first few months of […]

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The Winter Olympics Bring a Thaw

It is January 9th, 10 a.m. in Panmunjom, a village in the middle of the demilitarized zone that stretches between North and South Korea. Officials from both countries have gathered to discuss the possibility of North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics, beginning February 9th, in the South Korean city […]

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2018 in Washington: Clear as Mud

On December 12th of last year, the unthinkable occurred –Doug Jones won the special election in Alabama, the first statewide victory for a Democrat since US Senator Richard Shelby switched to the Republican Party in the early nineties. Various other special elections to replace Presidential appointees had seen Republicans triumph, […]

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A Tumultuous Day in the Middle East

MBS makes his move November 4th unleashed a whirlwind of events involving Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. The storm broke when Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, known as MBS, orchestrated the arrests of multiple princes, businessmen, construction magnates, and officials, in what the regime […]