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Berlin Wall once divided the country for decades

New era, old threats: Neo-nazism on the rise in Germany

Murat Metshin February 26, 2020

Germany, once known to be one of the safest countries in Europe, now painfully awaken by a series of tragic incidents threatening its citizens.    A driver intentionally rammed a car into a crowd during...

Migrants deported to El Salvador targeted by gangs, face violence

Gonzalo Echeverria February 19, 2020

Over 100 migrants that were deported back to El Salvador over the last few years were murdered within a short time of arriving back in their home country. At the beginning of February 2020, the Human...

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Global commentary: Turks continue to pursue Kurds in Syria, Trump continues to tweet

Chris Sadrnoori October 23, 2019

On October 7th, President Donald Trump began the withdrawal process of U.S. soldiers from Syria, leaving a key ally in the fight against ISIS - the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - to fend for themselves...

Global commentary: U.S. sends troops to Saudi Arabia in response to Iranian aggression

Murat Metshin October 2, 2019

After the drone attacks on the world’s largest oil field in Saudi Arabia, the United States announced it would deploy additional troops in the Middle East. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said to NBC...

Global Commentary: Brunei punishment of homosexuality intolerable

Chris Sadrnoori April 10, 2019

The tiny nation of Brunei recently drew the ire of the international community when it declared the new Sharia-based penal code would go into effect on April 3. The most widespread of these new laws is...

Global commentary: Hanoi summit sparks hope for a united Korea

Chris Sadrnoori March 6, 2019

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to speak with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. This was the second round of talks that aimed to denuclearize the peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although...

Global commentary: Trump terminates Cold War treaty, nuclear war on the horizon?

Chris Sadrnoori February 28, 2019

In Oct. 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States plans to terminate the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty (INF), a landmark deal that signaled the end of the Cold War. The...

Graphic by Colin Cavanaugh

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Chris Sadrnoori February 14, 2019

In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will begin withdrawing military forces from Syria in early 2019. What started as a multi-national effort to defeat the terrorist organization,...

Political cartoon by Colin Cavanaugh

Global Commentary: Time for U.S. to take the global stage with Russia

Chris Sadrnoori December 5, 2018

Over the last few years, the Russian government has committed acts of war and violence that have not occurred since the late 1930s. Though the Russian government is in our daily news, its behavior has...

Time running out on environmental conservation

Kyle Crozier November 7, 2018

In the last half-century, a period known as the “Great Acceleration,” humankind has seen an explosion of population and economic growth so intense that it has threatened to completely deplete the world’s...

Political Cartoon designed by Colin Cavanaugh

Jamal Khashoggi’s death: A national wake-up call

Nick Viveiros November 7, 2018

On Oct. 2, United States based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey - that was the last day that Khashoggi was seen alive. According to BBC, Turkish officials...

Courtesy of Yui Yamamoto

International perspective: Japanese student makes her way at Suffolk

Yui Yamamoto October 31, 2018

Every morning, countless numbers of people overflow onto the train platform. They walk quickly in lines like a cluster of schooling fish. Their faces are blank. Their eyes are lifeless. I am in the middle...

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