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Terror in Europe

Disclaimer: This article presents the reports by the media at the time of this writing.) October 16, 2020 was a day that sparked shock, sorrow, and unity. Samuel Paty, a school teacher in France, was killed by “an 18-year-old radicalized Chechen refugee who was angry that the teacher had shown […]

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Territory Tug-of-War

In September, fighting broke out in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two countries located sharing borders in Eurasia, the region between Europe and Asia.  This latest violence is the most serious in years, involving missiles, tanks, and heavy shooting. At least two-hundred people have died and […]

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An Accord: From Abraham to Arabia

On September 15, 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain met at the White House to sign a historic deal: the Abraham Accords, named for “the three Abrahamic religions rooted in what is now Israel and […]

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Time is Ticking for TikTok

On August 6, 2020, President Trump signed two executive orders banning Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, respectively, citing a threat to “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” In other words, the orders instructed the Commerce Secretary to define what the ban will look like within […]