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America’s allies funding ISIS in hopes of overthrowing Assad

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) may be the richest terrorist organization in the world, but bank robbery isn’t its only source of funding. The group, which grew out…

Genocide tears apart the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and politically unstable countries, has long faced the social strife and lingering effects of the region’s genocidal past. But since last…

Revolution looms in Ukraine as violence grows

Through ice, snow, sleet and subfreezing temperatures, Ukraine's protesters have braved the winter's harshest elements to take a stand for their country's economic future. Amid fears of revolution, Prime Minister Even…

Five things to know about Ukraine’s Euromaiden movement

As the post Soviet country finds itself split between Russia and Europe, Ukraine has experienced a wave of civil unrest in recent weeks, known as the Euromaiden movement. Check…

Iran nuclear deal strengthens speculations that Rouhani wants peace

When politically-centrist Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran in June, spectators around the world questioned whether the country, which had long been a thorn in the United States’ side,…

Will Syria’s growing al Qaeda ties prompt U.S. action?

In midst a bloody civil war, a decimated economy, chemical weapon attacks and the complete obliteration of its societal framework, it’s no surprise that Syria is becoming a greater playing…

After 30 years, U.S.-Iranian relationship thaws

Iran has historically been pictured in the media as the Big Bad Wolf on the other side of the earth, cooking up nuclear weapons so it can blow Israel’s house…

Syria decision a battleground for 2016

The vote whether or not to support the strike has not only become a question of America’s role in the Middle East, it’s also a battleground for potential 2016 candidates…

Why South Africa may crumble after Mandela

South Africa, considered the flagship of southern and sub-Saharan Africa for democratic government and racial peace, is now at a standstill with the anticipated passing of its former president and…

NSA Prism scandal: How Edward Snowden (temporarily) saved the Obama Administration

When word broke last week about a government scheming plan known as Prism, which involves the NSA tapping into personal phone calls and online communication to collect information, Obama critics…

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