Category: Foreign Policy

Democracy, Drones, and the Need for a New Antiwar Foreign Policy Vision

By Tommy Johnson On January 3, the President of the United States ordered a strike that took place at the Bagh- dad Airport. Three drones cruised overhead, each armed with a Hellfire missile. Using a mix of satellite imagery, signals analysis, and finally tips from CIA operatives, remote-controlled drones targeted, identified, and killed Qasem Soleimani.

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CSAD: Global Perspectives on Inequality

As part of the Center for the Study of American Democracy’s conference this week, students and faculty were treated to a panel discussion from Branko Milanovic, Ben White and Charles Horner (see here for our interview with Horner). Milanovic is a Serbian economist specializing on inequality and development who is currently a visiting professor at

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OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Darya Tsymbalyuk

Darya Tsymbalyuk ’13 is an artist and activist involved with the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine. She recently spoke with Julieanna Luo ’17 about her experience. The day we had our first snow of the year, I wandered into Palme and stumbled on a postcard by a student named Darya outside of Professor Suggs’s office. The

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President Obama, the Syrian Civil War and Fateful Indecision

On August 20th, 2012, President Barack Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons would constitute the crossing of a “red line” that “would change [his] calculus” in intervening in Syria’s Civil War. The conflict has grown and evolved in the past year: Over 100,000 people are now dead, two million have sought refuge beyond

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