Monthly Archives: November 2015

Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Girls

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The New York Times August 17, 2015 This news article is a little dated, but it’s very pertinent to the recent refugee debates in relation to terrorist-driven fear.  In February this year, 3 London girls left their families and life behind in London, unannounced, and joined ISIS–entering Syria through Turkey. This situation has revealed broadening … Continue reading Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Girls

E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flows

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The New York Times November 29, 2015  European Union leaders met with the Turkey Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, in Brussels to discuss plans for Europe’s migrant crisis. The last several months, Germany has urged EU members to work with Turkey to crack down on “asylum seekers”. Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hopes a deal with Turkey will stem migrant … Continue reading E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flows

Russia Places Sanctions on Turkey

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The New York Times November 28, 2015 President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Saturday to approve sanctions against Turkey. In the aftermath of the Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkish F-16 jets, Mr. Putin had declared Russian-Turkish relations would end as a result. Putin’s decree will ban goods and labor contracts for … Continue reading Russia Places Sanctions on Turkey

Foriegn Policy Issue: Senkaku (or Diaoyu) Islands

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When I initially wanted to discuss potential issues, I chose the region of East Asia, and was very nonspecific about the issue I wanted to follow. It felt as though everyone was talking about the island chain dispute, and to me, a bigger crises seemed to be the nationalization of the Japanese government. As a […]

UN Resolution on ISIS

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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/11/20/united-nations-approves-resolution-urging-action-against-isil.html After France’s urging to pass a UN resolution, the Security Council unanimously approved a  resolution aimed at combatting by all means the unprecedented threat. The resolution condemns the attacks in Paris and other nations and calls for all the nations with the proper capabilities to use them to help the mission to eradicate Islamic … Continue reading UN Resolution on ISIS

Hillary Clinton: using improper words to address to immigrants

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At this point in time, many presidential candidates have a lot of pressure on their shoulders to succeed and not ridicule themselves nor their party in public. This of course, with the exception of our so loved Republican Donald Trump who manages to ridicule himself without trying to do so. However, he is not the
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ISIS and Technology

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/24/technology/targeting-terror-intelligence-isis/index.html ISIS fighters are “going dark” technologically. This means they are using methods of encryption to communicate to each other over the internet. ISIS has a few mentor members that teach each other how to encrypt messages 24 hours a day in order to effectively communicate without having their messages breached. ISIS Fighters are utilizing … Continue reading ISIS and Technology

What is the TPP?

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is supposedly a multinational free trade treaty aimed at extending the reach of American goods, whilst also allowing for many markets in South East Asia and around the Pacific Islands to reach American consumers. The signatory countries are the United States, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, … Continue reading What is the TPP?

European Challenges with ISIS

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http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21678840-brussels-not-just-europes-political-and-military-capitalit-also-centre-its   The part of Brussels called Molenbeek is becoming a hotbed for European Jihadism. Two of the brothers who committed the Paris attacks were actually from this particular neighborhood. The architect of the Paris attacks also grew up in Belgium, his name was Abdelhamid Abbaoud. During the raid that would have captured him, a … Continue reading European Challenges with ISIS

US loosing Mexican migrants??

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Since 2009, there has been a net loss of 140,000 Mexican migrants in the U.S., according to a research conducted. This situation raises many important questions such as :what has happened during the Obama years that have pushed so many Mexican migrants out of the country? How has this affected the U.S.? How has Obama
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