The Observer

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Silenced or Shouted Down?

July 31, 2020

Once again people are sounding the alarm that free speech is being lost in the ravenous jaws of “cancel culture.” Once again, they’re wrong.

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The Crisis in Yemen and How to Help

July 30, 2020

For the past five years, there has been a civil war in Yemen between the government and a faction called the Houthis over religious sectarianism and control of the country.

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American Issues are International Students’ Issues

July 27, 2020

Sure, I’m not American, but this is the country I chose to invest my future in.

a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester

The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

July 18, 2020

The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

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Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

July 8, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

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Republicans Are Losing the Coronavirus Battle

July 7, 2020

Once seen as the plague of liberal cities, the tide of the coronavirus has now turned.

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The Virus Was a Risk; We Turned It Into a Disaster

June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has become a pandemic because of the choices we have made regarding globalization.

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The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

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FCLC Students Respond to Bernie’s Lasting Political Impact

May 13, 2020

Despite the future appearing bleak, I do not believe that we should give up.

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New York’s Budget: It Ain’t Much, But It’s an Improvement

April 28, 2020

Although strategically sprinkled with all too common sleights of hand from New York politicians, next year’s budget poses a win for New York’s middle class residents and reinforces safety throughout the city and state.

A woman serves food as part of the Nomi Network response in India

The Silent Sufferers of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Human-Trafficking Victims

April 22, 2020

The tentacles of the coronavirus pandemic have infiltrated the darkest of all places in the world — human trafficking.

Will the global coronavirus pandemic pull countries together or tear the world apart?

How Coronavirus Builds the Case for Internationalism

April 14, 2020

Let us hope that the end of this virus brings not only the reestablishment of social connections, but the creation of stronger global connections so that “once in a lifetime” crises can stay once in a lifetime.