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Three Days of Terror in Paris

The “Three Days of Terror” in Paris began with the killing of 12 Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and the injury of four others on Jan. 7, ultimately brought attention to the underlying tension that has existed under the radar in France for years. On Jan. 7, Said and Cherif Kouachi entered and attacked the Charlie Hebdo […]

Complications in Israel Progress

This week the United States took a strong opposing stance in response to Israel’s decision to appropriate approximately 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank. The U.S. State Department evaluated the decision as “deeply concerning,” immediately urging Israel to reverse the controversial territorial claim. It was reported that the Secretary General announced earlier this […]

Tracking the Isis Conflict

Since Obama’s recent speech at the 2014 West Point Commencement, ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has obtained enough territory, money, weapons and power to convince Western leaders that the group will cause problems for years to come. “The need for a new strategy reflects the fact that today’s principal threat no longer comes […]

Government and International Relations Professors Shed Light on Syria

The Chu Room in Connecticut College’s Shain Library was particularly crowded last Friday, September 27, given the noontime hour and overcast skies. The roughly eighty students, faculty, and staff – including President Higdon – who had gathered can be explained by their common desire to hear Professors William Rose, Caroleen Sayej, Alex Roberto Hybel, and […]