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What are Malaysians saying about Air Asia Flight QZ 8501?

Earlier this week, the head of Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said that because contact with Air Asia flight QZ 8501 was lost over the Java Sea, that is…

Taking the long view: The similar solution to IS and undocumented minors

One would think stranded Central American children and IS’s onslaught are distant and far removed from one another. But besides an ocean, there is little separating the two. But, in…

Maria Elena Salinas explores why children flee Central America

Gaza burns, Syria has stalled, and separatists in Ukraine continually humiliate themselves. Closer and (un) justifiably overshadowed, is a crisis on the southern U.S. border. Approximately 57,000 children have traveled…

China looks to cash in on Hollywood

China is setting up for a calculated boom in U.S. cinema. Now, box office sales in the U.S. and Canada dwarf China ($10.9 billion and $3.6 billion respectively). But a…

Ann Coulter’s World Cup troll proves she’s irrelevant — especially on immigration

Ann Coulter has had enough. Enough non-American sports, enough of HBO’s “Girls,” and most importantly, enough with the minorities. Will her article on soccer finally force conservatives to stop listening…

ISIS has become the richest terrorist group in the world

ISIS, the terrorist organization that is currently moving dangerously close to Baghdad, has become widely recognized as the richest terrorist group in the world. And you know how they attained…

China: The Unavoidable lens through which Americans analyze Asia

“The Asia Pivot? What Asia Pivot? Ah, you mean the 'contain China,' Pivot?” a senior expert on Asia rhetorically asked in passing. Obama’s cornerstone foreign policy initiative has taken plenty of…

Is it still safe for foreigners in Thailand?

On Wednesday, Thailand's military declared martial law ahead of an opposition rally, which they predicted would spark violence between the royalist opposition and Thaksin supporters. In a country where…

The voters were right: Switzerland didn’t need fancy new fighter jets

In a rare showing, the mountainous Swiss are making headlines. No, not for the controversial anti-immigration vote in February that European Union members lamented over, but rather the rejected referendum…

Fighting the Root Causes of Terrorism: To reduce foreign fighters in Syria, increase structural opportunity

Last week, the State Department came out with its annual Country Reports on Terrorism. With boundless acronyms and frequent mentions of global terrorism’s corporate brand, Al-Qa’ida, there is very little…

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