In Conclusion…

Initially I wrote a blog about the tragic bombing of a playground that claimed the lives 10 children last weekend, but that just devolved into an angry rant. Thus, I believe a reflection of this past semester is in order. Foremost, I know there has been concern voiced about the increased ambiguity involving the Pluralism […]

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A Fork in the Road

Iran is locked in a “fierce internal debate whether to hold bilateral nuclear talks with the United States.” Even though they are insisting that their nuclear program is solely meant for civilian purposes. But something doesn’t quite add up to me. The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has shown no interest in accepting the dangling offer […]

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Killing in the Name of…

Earlier this weekend I saw a headline concerning the conflict in Syria that read “Syria Ceasefire: Regime Agrees to Holiday Truce.” I remember thinking, “Finally! At least (even if not for good) people will be able to enjoy the holiday in peace.” The conflict in Syria stems from sectarian differences among Alawis, who belong to […]

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More Spill Over Violence in Lebanon

The rebels and government forces have continued to relentlessly wage war on each other in Syria. However, in a recent twist of events Hezbollah has been exposed in aiding Syrian government forces. Many people “have long accused the Islamist party of taking a direct role in the Syrian conflict” prior to the accumulating evidence that […]

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