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North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

April 30, 2019

Last month, Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’19, traveled to the arctic to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Unfortunately, due to political conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the race was cancelled. Pang is excited to return to the race next year.

How Rudy Giuliani Deceives the American People

How Rudy Giuliani Deceives the American People

September 12, 2018

As the seemingly endless scandals of the Trump administration continue to materialize in places both e...

Syria: The Global Conflict of Our Time

Syria: The Global Conflict of Our Time

May 9, 2018

Throughout the weekend of April 6, 2018, the international community was largely aghast as news brok...

Help Ukraine to Rebuild, Not Destroy

March 5, 2015

By EMILY SITNERStaff WriterPublished: March 5, 2015 Out of all the political issues plaguing the world over the past year, one of the more strenuous and severe situations would be that of Ukraine and Russia. The conflict began in Nov. 2013, when then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, agreed to terminate a Europea...

U.S. Military Presence in Europe Needs to be Reassessed

U.S. Military Presence in Europe Needs to be Reassessed

January 21, 2015

By DYLAN REILLYOpinions Co-EditorPublished: January 21, 2015 The Pentagon announced on Jan. 8 that it would be ending operations at 15 sites in Europe, including an air base in Britain and several facilities i...

A Prussian Approach to the Russian-European Conflict

September 25, 2014

By DYLAN REILLY Asst. Opinions Editor Published: September 24, 2014 At a speech in Estonia earlier this month, President Barack Obama asserted that “[t]he defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the defense of Berlin and Paris and London.” He is of course referring to the status of the Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lit...

Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

February 26, 2014

By DYLAN REILLY Staff Writer Published: February 26, 2014 After three months of civil unrest and government oppression, many people worry the crisis in Ukraine has the potential to escalat...

To Push Forward U.S. Agenda, Obama Must Attend Winter Games

To Push Forward U.S. Agenda, Obama Must Attend Winter Games

January 30, 2014

By FREDERIC ADOR Staff Writer Published: January 30, 2014 Every four years, the world gathers to watch athletes compete in the Olympic Winter Games, and this ye...

Russian Riots Show Us That Racism is Still a Problem

Russian Riots Show Us That Racism is Still a Problem

November 2, 2013

  By RACHEL SHMULEVICH Asst. Opinions Editor Published: October 30, 2013 It often seems like issues of racism, or ethnic discrimination, for that matter, get pushed to the back of ...

Georgia-Russia Conflict Over South Ossetia: Why the U.S. Must Reassess its Policy Toward Russia

June 3, 2011

By YELENA AMBARTSUMIAN Staff Writer Published: August 28, 2008 On Aug. 7, Georgian troops launched a surprise attack on the country’s separatist province of South Ossetia, just hours after agreeing to observe a ceasefire and hold Russia-mediated talks. In response to the actions taken by Georgia, Russian tanks rolled into South Ossetia on Aug....