Daily Archives: April 8, 2017


The Syrian Stalemate

Background The Syrian Civil War is an armed conflict taking place between the Syrian government and its allied forces against rebels in the nation, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant otherwise known as ISIL. The war began as a result of an event labeled the Arab Spring, […]


Crossing The Line: The International Community’s Approach To Syria

On the 4th of April, reports began to arrive of a suspected major chemical weapons attack in Syria. It was reported from observers, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, pro-opposition group Edlib Media Center, and many mainstream media platforms across the world. Military planes were reported to have carried […]


Social Issues And Pepsi: An Unpalatable Mix

This week, in response to a considerable amount of public criticism and mockery, Pepsi has removed its highly-publicized Kendall Jenner advertisement from rotation. Following its decision, an official statement was released with a general public apology to those offended by the commercial’s content. However, with a good portion of their […]


“Terror Attack” In Stockholm Leads To Increased Security In Nordic Countries

A stolen truck was crashed into a store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon, killing four people and injuring another 15 people. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced that the incident appears to be a terror attack and has taken measures to heighten security in Sweden. The truck left […]


How Can The Situation In The Lake Chad Basin Be Improved?

It is the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis, which needs swift and decisive action. Refugees from Boko Haram have converged on the Lake Chad Basin, fleeing from violence into terrible living conditions. 2.6 million people have been displaced in the region, and the pressures are significant: 11 million people are […]


UN Welcomes Central African Republic’s Steps Towards Accountability

On April 4th 2017, the United Nations Security Council welcomed the efforts of the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, to restore peace and security to the crisis-torn country, also stressing the need for the “swift operationalization” of his plans. In its Presidential Statement, the Security Council […]