Post Tagged with: "Terrorism"

on January 24, 2015 at 8:53 PM / in World

Western Education Is Wrong About Boko Haram

By Melanie Kent In May 2014, the #bringbackourgirls campaign brought global attention to Boko Haram’s capture of more than 275 Nigerian girls from a school in Chibok. But the international spotlight left the center of terrorist activity as the months dragged on and the obvious solutions failed. Funds, weapons, international pressure, government statements, even domestic lobbying—all the logical channels for […]

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on November 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM / in World

From ISIL Wives to Suicide Bombers: The Role of Women in Terrorist Movements

By: Kathleen Wilson Last week, Americans were shocked to learn that three Colorado teenage girls had stolen money from their parents and clandestinely bought plane tickets. Their destination: Syria. Their goal: to join ISIL. The Colorado teens are not the only girls to have joined ISIL. Two Austrian girls, ages 15 and 17, recently moved to Syria, where they married […]

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on October 22, 2014 at 3:50 PM / in World

A Tale of Two Terrorists

By: Cait Felt The newfound terrorist group ISIL seems to be all that politicians and news anchors want to talk about lately, and the organization is indeed reasonably terrifying. From its strict and manipulated ideology to the swift rise in power the supposed-Caliph Abu Bakr Baghdadi has achieved. ISIL is certainly something that Americans should be concerned about and aware […]

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on August 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM / in World

Looking for a Lead

By: Matt Oldham On July 17, 2014 the world witnessed the newest chapter in aerial terrorism. This was not an airliner that exploded over a city or slammed into a building; it was was an attack on a 298 passenger commercial airline en route from Amsterdam to Malaysia that claimed the lives of all the men, women, and children on […]

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on March 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM / in World

How the World Lost a Plane

By: Holly Boggs   “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.” Family members […]

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on March 27, 2014 at 9:22 PM / in World

Limits to Our Knowledge: Lessons from MH370

By: Korey Boehm More than two weeks have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In that time, more than 26 countries have contributed ships, planes, and intelligence capabilities to the largest-ever multinational air-sea search. While there have been significant developments in the investigation, the plane’s exact whereabouts remain […]

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on December 31, 2013 at 6:09 PM / in National

A Warning from the Past Remains Unheeded

By: Brianne Cate More than 50 years after his 1961 Farewell Speech, President Eisenhower’s warning of the military-industrial complex rings truer than ever before. An ever-increasing ability to mass produce weapons of war coupled with the growing interconnectedness of markets has led to a pressing need for inquiry into what is truly lying behind aggressive government policymaking and cover ups […]

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on November 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM / in World

An Eye for an Eye: The Possibility and Ramifications of Genocide in the Central African Republic

By: Michael Ingram There is a strong chance you have never heard of the Central African Republic (CAR). And why would you? The CAR is a small, landlocked country in the heart of Africa, as evident from its apt moniker. It ranks among the lowest echelons of not only African poverty, but world poverty.  Central African history since gaining independence […]

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on October 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM / in World

The Unconventional Faces of Terrorism

By: Victoria Barker On Oct. 9, 2012 a fifteen-year-old Pakistani girl made global headlines when the Taliban failed an assassination attempt against her. One year later Malala Yousafzi has become the international face of equal educational opportunities. A recent nominee for the Noble Peace Prize, Malala has recovered from the attack and become a voice for girls and women worldwide, […]

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on June 2, 2013 at 1:05 AM / in World

Welcome to the Jungle: How Indonesia is Leading the Way in Counterterrorism

By: Megan White In the War on Terror, the United States has traditionally been portrayed as the powerful warrior hero. Indonesia, however, has proved that heroism is not always measured by brute strength. According to the Ancient Greek mythological tradition, the legendary hero Heracles was tasked with slaying the Hydra as one of his twelve labors. The challenge of the […]

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