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Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

President Trump has declared that there will be consequences for the Syrian government's actions, but what response is appropriate?
April 19, 2018

A suspected chemical attack on Apr. 7 in the rebel-held Syrian city of Douma killed at least 42 people and injured 500 more. The poisonous gas, which targets the respiratory system by causing breathing...

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

There is nothing quite like a missile attack to really showcase the power of freedom. However, is this type of foreign intervention wise?
April 27, 2017

Throughout history, the United States has switched stances on how it should handle foreign policy; wavering between isolationist and internationalist resulting in a U.S. that could not be anymore interventionist...

How Effective is Propaganda?

Seniors Ari Alcalay, Julene Valmana and Deylis Perez discuss propaganda in class.
September 20, 2016

To many, propaganda is only classified by political cartoons or commercials about dogs in the pound or women empowerment. However, propaganda is really information that may be biased and used to promote...

Recap: April 25 – May 1

Death toll rises in Aleppo after attack, ivory burns carried out in Kenya, first female infantry officer joins the Army and protests turn violent at Trump rally in news this week.
May 1, 2016

International Affairs Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria "President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria...

Obama Sends 250 More Troops to Syria

Obama announces the deployment of 250 more troops to help Syria in the fight against ISIS.
April 28, 2016

On Monday, April 25, Obama confirmed that 250 more troops would be sent to help fight against the Islamic State (or ISIS) forces still in power within Syria. Obama's decision to deploy 220 additional...

Recap: April 4 – 10

Greece deports migrants, Paris attack suspect arrested, Mississippi passes controversial bill and update on Keystone pipeline leak in this week's news.
April 10, 2016

International Affairs Greece Starts Deporting Migrants to Turkey as E.U. Deal Takes Effect "They had braved risks and hardships to get to Greece, having crossed the narrow strait from Turkey in...

Recap: March 14 – 20

In news this week:
protests in Brazil, civilian rule reaffirmed in Myanmar, Clinton sweeps Tuesday's primaries and Sea World announces new orca policy.
March 20, 2016

International Affairs Brazil protesters call for President Rousseff to resign "Huge crowds have taken to the streets across Brazil calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Opponents blame...

Recap: February 29 – March 6

Teargas used at Greek-Macedonian border, backlash in France over dismantled migrant camp, Justice Thomas speaks and NASA's Scott Kelly returns from space in this week's recap.
March 6, 2016

International Affairs Syria’s cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes "Syria’s hard-won truce began to fray Sunday, with Russian warplanes resuming airstrikes on towns and villages in...

Recap: February 22 – 28

Siamak Namazi's, Iranian-American detained in Iran, father arrested, Ramon Castro dies, Hillary Clinton wins South Carolina and KKK clashes in California.
February 28, 2016

International Affairs 129 Killed in Syrian Bombings — as Kerry Announces 'Provisional' Truce "A bloody spasm of violence was reported to have killed almost 130 people Sunday in Syria as the United...

Recap: February 15 – 21

This week: US strikes in Libya, Syria receives aid, Harper Lee dies and Apple versus the FBI in San Bernardino case.
February 21, 2016

International Affairs  49 killed in U.S. airstrike targeting terrorists in Libya "American warplanes hit an ISIS camp in Libya where foreign fighters had been engaged in advanced training,...

Recap: February 1 – 7

Attack in Nigeria by Boko Haram, North Korea launches rocket, Iowa caucus results and Obama visits mosque in news this week.
February 7, 2016

International Affairs Zika-linked condition: WHO declares global emergency "A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response,...

Recap: January 11 – 17

UN convoy reaches Madaya, Taiwan elects first female president, Obama's final State of the Union address and Flint's water crisis in this week's recap.
January 17, 2016

International Affairs  Madaya Syria: Aid convoy reaches besieged town "An aid convoy has reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines. Distribution...

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