By: Jackson Garner In early September 2011, Naghmeh Abedini was living a typical American life. She was involved with her church, took care of her children, and lived in the suburbs. Her path to America was not so typical: she immigrated to the United States from Iran in 2005 facing persecution for her conversion to Christianity from Islam. Before leaving [...]
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By: Andrew Jarnagin America is stretched thin. It is weary of war after the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, anxious from staring down Iran in what could become another hot conflict, and hopeless given its inability to quell the growth of extremism in Pakistan, Yemen, and Mali – and all of this amidst a “pivot to Asia.” In addition, the [...]
By: Andrew Jarnagin This week in Iran, protestors clashed with riot police in frustration over the falling value of the Iranian currency, the rial. The rial has lost a third of its value in just a week, and more than 80 percent in the past year. The slide is due, in large part, to Western economic sanctions against the country, [...]
By Lauren Anderson Like many Americans, the sights of a jubilant Tahrir Square amid last year’s Arab Spring movement spurred within me an undeniable sense of pride and hope for the Egyptian people. And as a student of international affairs, having studied the seemingly obscure odds of a comparable event ever occurring in North Africa, the scene was utterly remarkable. [...]
By Cody Knapp Earlier this semester, I listened as two of my professors bemoaned the world’s obsession with Hitler. The public, as they perceive it, cannot seem to see past Hitler in any discussion of 20th century history. While observing the current direction of American politics, I find myself similarly critical of the current crop of presidential candidates. Rather than [...]