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July 28, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
The United States and the global community currently face a variety of challenges, and it is becoming increasingly clear that no one actor is capable of solving all of our global problems. In particular, issues related to the environment need to be resolved collectively, since many environmental concerns do not respect borders or sovereignty.  These issues range from the preservation of biodiversity to the maintenance of [...] Read More
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July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
US Border Control officers released Jose Antonio Vargas last Wednesday, after holding him overnight at an airport in McAllen, TX, for failing to provide proper identification. Vargas, 33, is a Pullitzer Prize-winning journalist and the star of the critically-acclaimed film Documented, which chronicles Vargas' life in the US as an undoucmented migrant. Vargas’ arrest sparked outrage in the US, where he had lived for more [...] Read More
July 23, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
Selfies, hashtags, and Priuses (or is it Prii?). What do these 3 things have in common? They all have been or still are trends. Growing up in the Bay Area, I’ve seen first hand how going green – biking, composting, recycling, etc. – can be just as trendy as crop tops and iPhones. Now as a student at UC Berkeley, I’ve also seen the growing demand for organic food and fair-traded products, among other things; many people [...] Read More
July 21, 2014 - 3:00pm EDT
The use of rockets by Islamic groups from Gaza toward Israel and the more deadly use of rockets and bombs by Israeli forces toward Gaza have dramatically raised the possibility of banning rocket use in the Middle East. Arms control in this region has always been difficult, as the Middle East has no equivalent of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As a universal organization, the United [...] Read More
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