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Remembering Rwanda

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“Memory can be a graveyard or it can be the true kingdom of man. The choice is before humanity.” –Elie Wiesel and Samuel Totten The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began on April 7, 1994. The night before the President of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana, was murdered when the plane …

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Africa’s Facing the World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis And You Probably Didn’t Know

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Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are currently facing what United Nations calls the ‘World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis’ since its formation in 1945. With more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation, out of which 1.4 million are children, Africa is battling with one of the most …

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A Primer on Syria

You may have seen over the last years that there’s been quite a bit of a fuss kicked up over Syria, Islam, refugees, and ISIS. With so much information, it’s hard to know where to start. Here is a guide to the Syrian Civil War. Where is Syria? Click on …

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Quick Facts on the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jin Sing Sia. What is it? The deal between the United States and Iran in a nutshell: No bombs, no sanctions. Iran needs special reactors and centrifuges to extract the required uranium to build a nuke. That’s all you really need to know – the rest is nuclear physics. …

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Blog #2: The Mechanics and Implications of Drone Warfare

By Anna Silk. The U.S. government has a new weapon, one that changes the face of warfare from an overt symbol of power in numbers to a covert sign of prowess in stealth and intelligence capabilities. The drone, otherwise known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is that weapon. It …

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How the fallacy of “Whataboutism” has become a prominent force in the Ukrainian Crisis

By Kimberly Schwicke. No one is immune to logical fallacies. They are a part of all people’s thinking, and are a way to either place blame on someone else or to validate one’s own argument. The political sphere that surrounds the Ukrainian Crisis is riddled with fallacies committed by the …

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The Mechanics and Implications of Drone Warfare

By Anna Silk The U.S. government has a new weapon – one that changes the face of warfare from an overt symbol of power in numbers to a covert sign of prowess in stealth and intelligence capabilities. The drone, otherwise known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is that weapon. …

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