Daily Archives: February 25, 2017

Torture, Trump, And Haskel: Reigniting A Failed Program?

“When ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times. Would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.” Aside from the faulty grammar, there is something deeply wrong with Donald Trump’s approach and understanding of enhanced […]

Corruption In Romania: The People Stand Firm

Since joining the EU ten years ago, Romania has instituted a number of anti-corruption measures as part of its struggle to counter long-standing government level corruption. However, on 31 January 2017, Romania’s Social Democrat led government ruled that low-level corruption should be decriminalized and that corruption would only be punishable […]

UN Appoints New Head Of Peacekeeping Operations

The UN has a newly appointed Head of Peacekeeping Operations, appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The current Head of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, has declined to stay on and will be replaced by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a french diplomat with a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding diplomacy and multilateral organizations. […]

The Demolition Of Homes To Build The “American Road”

Construction happens all around the world with new roads being built and old buildings demolished. This is how cities progress and develop across time. However, people might hold different perspectives if the old buildings that are being destroyed are their own homes. At this moment, Palestinians living in the area […]