Monthly Archives: October 2012

Somali Pirates Raising the White Flag?

By: Martin Sigalow Barring a swift intervention from Johnny Depp, it seems Somali piracy is spiraling towards its end in the short term. The modern world’s piracy drama has been, for the last ten years, playing itself out in Africa, specifically near Somalia and the strategically critical trade corridor called the Gulf of Aden. A […]

Why Iran Shouldn’t Get the Bomb

By: Se Hwan Youn “Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us,” said U.S. President Kennedy who envisioned a world with […]

The New Media Republic

By: Kate Cyr Nowadays it is almost a golden rule that print media is in decline, shoved out of the way for the new, instantaneous digital journalism. Newspapers and magazines all over the country, not to mention the world, are cutting staff and circulations. The Christian Science Monitor has stopped publishing a weekday paper, and […]

Growing Old in the Third World: How population shifts will change humanitarian aid

By: Maija Ehlinger  The 67th Annual UN General Assembly wrapped up with the pomp and circumstances and all the debate that one can expect from such a meeting. Talks centered on the geopolitical strife that plagues many regions of the world, and of course focused efforts on promoting stability. And as the assembly dealt with […]


Territorial Disputes: The Republic of Sudan and South Sudan

By: Lauren Webb At the end of September and three weeks of negotiations, the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan reached a “border deal,” which settles transportation fees for oil and establishes a demilitarized buffer zone. However, the border deal stopped short of actually settling the core issue of the shared border: over one year […]

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Cyberterrorism: a Silent Threat

By: Martin Sigalow Although most working individuals in the United States celebrate the increasing penetration of computers and highly sophisticated technology into every aspect of their lives, few people realize that penetration’s evident dark side. Threats from domestic or global cyber-terrorism attacks pose a significant risk to national and global governance structures and ought to […]

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Coming of Age in Kandahar: An Unlikely Example of Girl Power

By: Kate Moran  As the youngest of three daughters, girls’ empowerment has always been an important (if unspoken) issue. Important, because my parents wanted to ensure that their children knew and experienced the same freedoms as everyone else. Unspoken, because it didn’t have to be. Growing up in white, middle-class suburbia, my sisters and I […]


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