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US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Contributing writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

At this stage, the US and Russia are essentially fighting a proxy war in Syria.

Midterm campaigning reflects political hypocrisy

Midterm campaigning reflects political hypocrisy

April 2, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Politicians must change their current tactics to ensure that the government truly serves the American people. The current strategies that candidates in both parties are employing for the midterm elections demonstrate the need for reform in the U.S. political system. For example, Republicans  poin...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 31, 2014


Filed under News

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...

Crimea reveals Russian insecurities

Crimea reveals Russian insecurities

March 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

When protesters occupied Independence Square in response to Viktor Yanukovych’s initial victory in the 2004 presidential election, Moscow had connections. During the protests of the Orange Revolution that followed the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, Russian-leaning President Leonid Kuchma met with...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine

March 7, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

The Washington Square News Opinion Desk presents Op Ed Live: U.S. Response to Ukraine. Staff Columnist Harry Brown and Opinion Editor Peter Keffer discuss the rapidly developing situation in Crimea. Why have the United States and its allies been so reluctant in their response, and what implications does...

Vittorio’s Razor: U.S. cannot change Russian interests in Ukraine

Vittorio’s Razor: U.S. cannot change Russian interests in Ukraine

March 6, 2014


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The initial rise in social unrest in Kiev and the rest of Ukraine was caused by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych rejecting European Union integration and the European Neighborhood Policy. More accurately, he buckled to pressure from the Kremlin and sought to return to a Russian-backed economic and ...

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

March 4, 2014


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  Vladimir Putin does not care what the West thinks. All post-Cold War truces seem to be more or less off the table. Since the Winter Olympics ended, Putin, rarely agreeable to begin with, has intensified his hostile behavior by further separating himself from the United States and the Euro...

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

By Emily Bell and Jordan Melendrez

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

Czech Republic President Milo Zeman expressed his disapproval of Russian military action in Ukraine on March 1, comparing the potential consequences of troop mobilization to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops. Despite warnings from U.S. government officials, Russia...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

February 14, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Staff columnists Harry Brown and Adam Fazilbegu dissect the politics of the Sochi Winter Olympics, including LGBT rights, Putin's image, the expensive cost of the games and threats of terrorism. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4VUpDvtMI[/youtube]

Music fit for an Olympian

Music fit for an Olympian

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts

Do you have a playlist prepared for your 2014 Olympics gathering? We do, and we're more than happy to share. Check out the songs below for tributes to France, Ireland, Mexico and more. Be sure to follow nyunews on Spotify....

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

November 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 new countries to the Human Rights Council. The council is responsible “for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights.” Given this responsibility, the election of Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba and Russia is paradoxical. These countries are consistently in violation of international human rights standards, and their election is evidence of a broken system. Upon electing members to the council, the General Assemb...

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

September 24, 2013


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The diplomatic chess game between Russia and the United States over intervention in Syria has put into question the role and force of international law and practice. The situation reveals the anarchic state of international relations, which is geared to competing powerful interests who disregard international...

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