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US must not give Israel a blank check

US must not give Israel a blank check

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The US cannot afford to have its assets tied up in Israel any longer.

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

April 12, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

NYU TorchPAC Vice President Laura Adkins and Students for Justice in Palestine member Kumars Salehi discuss the conflict between Isreal and Palestine and its effects on our campus. Deputy Opinion Editor Omar Etman moderates the video, which was filmed and edited by Emilio Madrid-Kuser. ...

Shirtless Putin invades NYU

Shirtless Putin invades NYU

April 1, 2014


Filed under News

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise move this weekend when he sent Russian military forces into NYU in what the Russian media is calling a “liberation.” Following a criticized campus-wide vote on independence from New York City, advocates of the incursion have pointed to the decision as pretext for t...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 31, 2014


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Accra Due to frequent economic hardships and increases in tariffs, Ghana has become an increasingly expensive nation to live in. — Citi FM London Artists, politicians and other influential figures have launched a campaign to save London's skyline from the addition of over 230 skyscrapers. — The...

U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

November 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a meeting last week with Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy, Secretary of State John Kerry praised Egypt for its roadmap to democracy. Specifically, Kerry remarked, “I welcomed Minister Fahmy’s restatement of the interim government’s commitment to the roadmap that will move Egypt forward...

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

October 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

United States espionage programs are compromising foreign relations with our allies. According to a White House statement released Wednesday, President Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone, vehemently denying allegations that the United States has been monitoring her phone calls. Obama...

Capture of al-Liby complies with international law

Capture of al-Liby complies with international law

October 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Late last week a U.S. Special Operations Raid in Tripoli, Libya ended in the capture of a prominent al-Qaeda figure. Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to correctly proclaim the suspected terrorist group leader Anas al-Liby a “legal and appropriate target.” There are strong legal precedents ...

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

March 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Two leading human rights activists have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia this past weekend in what is the conclusion of a seven-month trial and a further stain on the country’s human rights record. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are co-founders of the Saudi Civil...

America must use diplomacy in response to North Korea nuclear test

America must use diplomacy in response to North Korea nuclear test

February 14, 2013


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On Tuesday, North Korea performed a nuclear test with a blast of over seven kilotons — its third and largest test since 2006. The North Korean government declared that this was a “first response” against the United States and, if Washington, D.C. remained hostile towards them, this would not be...