“I Am Malala”: A Battle Cry for Justice

On October 9th, 2012, a 15-year-old Pakistani female was shot in the head and neck while traveling home on a school bus in a Taliban-run assassination attempt. This young student was Malala Yousafzai, who is from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province, Pakistan. Yousafzai is well...

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“Depends on Your Definition of Ally”

A tense situation is developing between President Obama and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, and more broadly, between the United States and Egypt. Morsi was elected in June 2012 after Egypt’s former leader, Hosni Mubarak was effectively ousted in violent protests in Egypt. Egypt under Mubarak was widely considered an American...

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Obama & Iran: Borrowing a Page of Nixon’s Playbook

With such a vast amount of controversy swirling over Iran and its nuclear program, it seems almost impossible to decipher which policy option would best serve the United States’ national interest. A scan of the headlines of popular news sites such as The New York Times and The Economist illuminates...

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