Posts from the ‘International’ category

Matt Wuerker’s Moral Equivalence

Before you read anything I have to say, reflect on the cartoon above. Really let it sink in: the Aztec-style sacrificial pyramid, the troop of orange-clad…

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Adams, Jefferson & the ‘Islamic State’

In 1785, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson met in London with Abd Al-Rahman, the Ambassador of Tripoli, to discuss the province’s bad habit of abducting American…

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ON CAMPUS: Pro-Israel Rally at Arch

On Tuesday afternoon, over fifty UGA students and professors alike gathered around the Arch to rally in support of Israel in its engagements with Hamas and…

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Letter to the President: Eliminate ISIS

Mr. President, Napoleon’s eighth military maxim states, A general-in-chief should ask himself frequently in the day, ‘What should I do if the enemy’s army appeared now…

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Re: The Question of ‘Terror Selfies’

The very name “Islamic State” sounds like a map label from a textbook on eighth century warfare. In reality that’s not far off, as crucifixions and…

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The Question of ‘Terror Selfies’

Yesterday, Islamic State barbarians decapitated an American prisoner, the courageous journalist James Wright Foley. In the video message recording Foley’s execution, his murderers threaten to kill captive…

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Putin’s Appetite for Empire

Last Thursday, before Russia began the aggressive annexation of a Ukrainian peninsula, The Red & Black published a column I wrote about Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in…

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Russia Challenges the West

Ukraine has always been a land divided. The northern and western portions of the country edge closer to the rest of Europe, while the southern and…

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A Very Cold War

To conventional thought, the Arctic evokes images of a pristine land filled with fauna and beautiful landscapes but largely untouched by humans. As time passes, however,…

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Despite Syrian Spillover, U.S. Must Stay Course

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama alluded to the national security doctrine he hopes to pursue in the upcoming year. The president…

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