Monthly Archives: August 2013

The cold returns to the US-Russian relationship

By: Leslie Schuman In recent weeks, the relationship between the United States and Russia has become increasingly strained. It’s no secret the US and Russia have a history of bad relations; however, since the end of the Cold War, the leaders of both nations had been working to establish a more positive dialogue. Unfortunately, many […]

Muslim in America: Changes in Perception in the Post-9/11 Era

By: Kate Moran Director Mira Nair’s most recent project, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” has the makings of a true blockbuster: action, love, and political intrigue. Yet, despite its superstar potential, the film crept quietly into independent theaters and the occasional megaplex this past spring, going all but unnoticed by most moviegoers. When a friend and I […]

The Thawing Geopolitics of the Arctic

By: Albert Troszczynski The frozen, barren ice caps of the Arctic inspire both awe for and fear of the natural world. While man has subdued and achieved mastery over most environments, the Arctic has remained virtually undisturbed both physically and politically. Aside from its role as a militarily strategic vantage point during the Cold War, […]

G8 Conference faces mixed stances towards Syria conflict

By: Ronny Choi Since its start in 2011, the Syrian conflict has escalated and indirectly involved various countries with conflicting interests. While it initially resulted from the suppression of protests by the Assad government, the conflict has developed into a full-scale civil war between the pro-government military and the various rebel forces operating under the […]


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