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Reacting to Egypt’s Crisis

July 12, 2013

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Recent events in Egypt highlight the need for increased attention on the flourishing (floundering?) Arab Spring. For where viable opportunities for democratic governance once flourished, an age old balance between religion and secularism is threatening the fragile democratic processes and institutions of these newly democratic nations. The U.S. can work with the current situation in order to help both our international image, as well as the struggling Arab states.

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Gitmo: It’s Not Even Over When We Say It’s Over

May 3, 2011

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Time to revisit Guantanamo. Recently, 700 documents were released to Wikileaks providing “detainee assessments” of remaining and already released residents of the U.S. facility at Guantanamo. Very early in his term, President Obama issued multiple executive orders in January of 2009 ordering the closing Guantanamo Bay’s prison for enemy combatants within one year and a […]

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Cote d’Ivoire and the Obama “Un-doctrine”

April 4, 2011

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Despite the administration’s declarations to the contrary, President Obama’s March 28th speech on Libya sounded suspiciously like a declaration of doctrine on the use of force. Within minutes, commentators were drawing parallels and asking, “Is Ivory Coast next?”

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Troops on the Ground in Libya

April 1, 2011

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The Libyan rebellion and uprising is a front page story for the United States and its European allies. Rebels have already received aid from the UN in the form of a no-fly zone and countries like France are keen on supplying the rebels with arms, but one question looms large in the minds of Americans: […]

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