Conversation: National Security

January 29, 2017

SIMON MAINA VIA CNN 

The citizens of Burundi did not create a divisiveness as in the case of the US, but achieved the inverse and were united. They all saw the vices the President has, and what kind of consequences his election would bring to the country: insecurity, a lack of respect of Human rights, a decline in the country's economy etc. They became united to fight for democracy and a profound respect for the constitution....

September 1, 2016

IMAGE- MASHABUBA VIA GETTY IMAGES

Exploding your classmate’s locker is an unconventional way of befriending him. Usually when you want to make friends, you invite them to parties, chat about the recent episodes of Breaking Bad, or play World of Warcraft together. It would be even more peculiar if you desperately need his help to finish your homework; ruining his locker to induce his cooperation is probably a bit “rude” and inef...

September 11th, 2001 reminds all Americans of a sinister day in the United States.  Almost 3,000 citizens were killed by an international terror organization attempting to gain influence and power on the world stage, Al-Qaeda.  Congress met the disaster with a decisive call to decimate this new force. 

Following many years of additional attacks, and with the progression of modern technology, a contemporary approach to...

July 27, 2016

2016 has been a monumental year in terms of spectacles and horrors. Scientists have landed a satellite on an orbiting comet, perceptions have shifted over women’s rights, and public ride sharing services like Uber have become household terms. At the same time, recent media has brought several atrocities to light, involving racial violence and shootings. What is it in the basis of human nature that can lead to both glorious and...

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