By: Michael Ingram April 15th, 2013 brought a new place into the spotlight of the American public conscious – Chechnya. However, this autonomous republic of the Russian Federation has spent the last 20 plus years in the gun sights of the Russian military. While the actions of two young Chechen men reminded Americans of the horrors that terrorist acts on [...]
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By: Victoria Barker The recent bombings in Boston have stirred up a surge of nationalistic pride and the recognition of the good in humanity that oftentimes brings people together after a shocking tragedy. This is much akin to the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. As I watched the news coverage of the [...]
U.S. Counter-terrorism laws & Al-Shabaab By: Tia Ayele In an age where tablet sized computers are becoming the norm, it seems unfathomable that a seasonal drought can leave millions deadof starvation or severely malnourished. However, to anyone who has visited or has even seen pictures of the Horn of Africa recently, the veracity of this massive famine is quite apparent. The statistics are shockingly [...]
By: Ryan Prior The recent U.S. raid to kill Osama bin Laden at his compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan has reignited the furor over the Bush Administration’s use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques. President Bush’s Attorney General Michael Mukasey penned a recent Wall Street Journal editorial defending the use of waterboarding and other techniques used on detainees. The heart of his argument [...]