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Five Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Address

Five Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Address

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are a lot of things to talk about in President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. Here are five of them.

A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Problems facing these Olympics stretch beyond diplomatic tiffs and scandals. In conjunction with the increasingly unreasonable cost of hosting and ticket sales far undershooting projections, this Winter Olympic Games is simply not worth the trouble.

Paul Hwang

By Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Director

October 10, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

An interview with CAS junior Paul Hwang for The Immigration Issue.

Despite Decades of False Alarm, North Korea is No Joke

Despite Decades of False Alarm, North Korea is No Joke

By Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Yet, no matter how much people struggle to take Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump seriously, the threat this time around cannot be ignored, and the slightest strategical mistake will lead to a serious catastrophe.

Trump Disregards Military Members

Trump Disregards Military Members

By Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The rhetoric of war may seem noble and glorious to power-drunk leaders like Trump, and his proposal to nuke ISIS may appeal to his horribly-misguided supporters, but war itself is far more than macho mouthing-off.

Trump, China and North Korea: A Raw Deal

Trump, China and North Korea: A Raw Deal

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

These actions were both done in retaliation against an increasingly aggressive North Korea that has conducted several missile launches and a public assassination in Malaysia since Trump took office. However Trump’s response has done nothing to improve the safety of the region and instead seriously undermines one of his core campaign promises: holding China accountable on free trade.

[UPDATE] NYU student to be released by North Korea

By Marita Vlachou, Deputy Managing Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under News

UPDATE [Oct. 5, 11:46 p.m.]: NYU spokesperson John Beckman said the university is relieved to hear the good news of Joo's release. "He and his family have been in our thoughts," Beckman said. "We're relieved to learn of his release and glad for this good outcome." According to CNN, South Korea's National I...

NYU student in North Korea appears on CNN

By Christine Wang, Deputy News Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Last semester, news broke that an NYU student had gone into North Korea. He was secretly presented to the media for the first time.

North Korean crimes constitute genocide

North Korean crimes constitute genocide

February 26, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A commission at the United Nations accused the North Korean government of committing crimes against humanity in a report released on Feb. 17. The investigation documented an extensive list of crimes — “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other ...

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

April 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The New York Times recently brought to light the CIA’s decade-long practice of secretly funneling tens of millions of dollars to the Karzai government in Afghanistan. Newly discovered accounts of stealthy cash drop-offs directly to Karzai’s offices indicate an extensive network of political bribery,...

Less diplomatic policies allowed between East Asian countries

Less diplomatic policies allowed between East Asian countries

April 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

China’s top general Fang Fenghui said on Monday that a fourth North Korean nuclear weapons test is feasible, and that talks are underway between Pyongyang and other regional parties. Since North Korea recently renounced the 1953 Armistice Agreement with South Korea and shut down its Kaesong factories,...

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

March 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The threat of nuclear attack by nations like North Korea and Iran has had the international community on edge for years. To combat growing fears, major world powers, including the United States and most of the European Union, have adopted economic sanctions against both nations. These sanctions have...

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