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by / on March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm / in Africa, Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists, World

West Africa’s Prophet Problem

by March 7′s Wall Street Journal included  a rather unusual headline – “Heavenly Currency Intervention Is Sought“. If one were to read the article, it would reveal that some in Ghana have taken to the equally unusual measure of praying for the country’s currency, the Cedi, to stop falling in value. “I command the resurrection of the cedi – in the name […]

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by / on March 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm / in Europe, Greg Graff, Web Columnists, World

Air Combat over Eastern Ukraine

For now, Moscow has made no moves toward expanding its gains, and this hesitation likely indicates that the costs and risks of an air war against the Ukrainian military—as part of larger land operation or not—outweigh the benefits.

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

Here’s our list of all the events you can’t go to this week because of midterms.

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by / on March 4, 2014 at 1:24 am / in Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists

In Ukraine, Two Disparate Futures of Geopolitics

The crisis in Ukraine will end either with a humiliated West or a neutralized Russia: here’s how either scenario could happen

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by / on March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Events

*Updated* Exciting Events March 3rd-9th

A rundown of some important events around Campus!

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by / on March 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm / in Ben Rimland, Europe, Organizations, Web Columnists, World

It’s Time to Stand Against Putin

Just as Putin has demonstrated his seriousness to the West, Europe and the United States must stand resolutely, in total lock-step, against this brazenly aggressive move by Russia. On its own, the US can and should pass targeted sanctions against Russia, and the White House should also coach its leader to not wear jeans during a critical phone call in full view of the world stage.

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

The United States frequently tested nuclear weapons in the Pacific with the equivalent power of 1.6 Hiroshima’s per day. The largest test, Castle Bravo, was 1000X more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima

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by / on February 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Campus, Events

CPU Hosting “CPU Talks” March 4 Tuesday 8pm

We recommend CPU Talks, an on-going speaker and debate series from Coluimbia’s multi-partisan political union. Tuesday’s talk features student groups Delta GDP, Black Students’ Organization, and Students Against Mass Incarceration

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by / on February 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm / in Eliot Sackler, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

Assad’s Quiet Allies: Christians

Christians and Muslims may pray to the same God, but can this God protect both peoples? Jordan’s Christians hope they never have to find out.

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by / on February 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm / in Uncategorized

The Uncertain Path Ahead in the Middle East

The traditional balance of power of the entire region is shifting. Saudi Arabia’s authority is based solely on its robust oil exports to the US, and thus its power is beginning to wane in face of America’s shale oil revolution and Iran’s rapidly-increasing oil exports

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