Julian del Prado reviews the crises in the Middle East that escalated this summer and discusses the potential counterattacks being planned against threats such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.
Jason Roche reminds us of the consequences of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the longest and costliest (yet least protested) American conflict to date.
Julian del Prado questions whether the Syrian weapons deal is cause for celebration.
Suyash Tibrawalla explains the changing nature of the relations between the United States and Russia, which has become tense in recent years.
Jason Roche argues against American air strikes in Syria.
Zac Bears explains why the U.S. must intervene in Syria.
As conflict in Syria grows, stories of sexual violence and the violation of women’s rights finally surface.
Here’s a look at Dan Nott’s latest editorial cartoon.
Zero. Zero. Zero. That was the first three days of the Syrian Revolution.
Collegian columnist Mike Tudoreanu questions whether US invasion into Syria would lead to a harmless liberation.
Collegian columnist Claire Anderson speculates that an intervention in Syria might quell the country’s internal conflicts.
This is part two of a two part column series. As the situation in Lebanon is brought to a head with incredible international pressure on Syria to comply with UNSC Resolution 1559, massive demonstrations by the people and car bombs exploding in Beirut, one is compelled to imagine how all of this began. The obvious answer is that it began with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but who is responsible for that? Though we may never know the truth, an exploration of alternative scenarios may shed some light on the issues. Scenario #1: Syria Orders Hariri…
This is the first part of a two part series. “Mr. Hariri’s death should give, in fact it must give, renewed impetus to achieving a free, independent and sovereign Lebanon. What that means is the immediate and complete implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559. And what that also means is the complete and immediate withdrawal by Syria of all of its forces from Lebanon,” said Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, on Feb. 16. On the surface, U.S. policy toward recent developments in Lebanon seems to make sense. After all, Syria has occupied Lebanon and has manipulated their political…