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Residents of Baga gather to bury their deceased relatives after the Baga massacre.
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Charlie Hebdo & Nigeria: How Boko Haram Continually Evades Terror Talk

2015 began with a resurgence of international terrorism. Within the first week of the year, the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters were attacked by two gunmen, killing 12 employees. The attack was heavily discussed in the media and described by French President François Hollande as a “terrorist attack of the most extreme barbarity.” The international community…

The French Political Extreme

By: Holly Boggs Scandal is the name of the game when it comes to modern French politics. Between current president and face of the leftist French Socialist Party, François Hollande’s, recent affair making international headlines and former President of the competing right-wing party, Nicolas Sarkozy’s, playboy image problems, it seems hard to decipher which side…

The War on Terror- In Mali

By: Jacqueline Van De Velde On Monday, France dropped bombs on Mali – a country which used to be under its colonial rule. France, acting under authorization by a December 2012 United Nations Security Council resolution permitting a military intervention in Mali by members of the African Union, expects to be joined by other troops…

The Great Red Hope

By: Park MacDougald Can a Socialist knock some economic sense into the Eurozone? Socialism and neo-liberal economics don’t traditionally go hand in hand. Here in the Land of the Free, “socialist” is a favorite epithet used by those on the political right to describe economic or social policy that veers to the left of libertarian…

The French-Algerian War, and What It Means For Us

By: Park MacDougald  Ask any student of international politics to list the major issues of the post-WWII order, and you will likely hear something about decolonization. For over a century prior to the conclusion of hostilities in 1945, European Powers – mostly Britain and France but to a lesser extent Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands…

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