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Kazakhstan Helps Stall Nuclear Proliferation with Uranium Bank

While we have been hearing a lot about more and more countries that want to have their own uranium reserves and nuclear arsenal, Kazakhstan’s new uranium bank may make that not necessary. Check out this article from the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-uranium-bank-just-opened-in-kazakhstan-to-stop-the-spread-of-nukes/2017/08/29/fd19fc9a-8c63-11e7-a2b0-e68cbf0b1f19_story.html?utm_term=.1941706a1947 There seems to be an upwards trend in recent years in the number of …

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A Few Points of Agreement Between Russia and the U.S.

Here is an article I found from the Washington Post about an unexpected relationship between Russia and the U.S.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/space-nuclear-security-polar-bears-russia-and-the-us-still-have-some-shared-concerns/2017/08/24/dbae9f6a-86b5-11e7-96a7-d178cf3524eb_story.html?utm_term=.b7d791317ca4 Contrary to popular belief and perceptions on U.S./Russian relations, we collaborate more than one might expect. Despite the allegations of Trump’s alleged ties to Russian business, there are other ways that the U.S. government relies …

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US Confederate Monuments: What is the Debate About?

Here’s our first Global Perspective piece. Let me know what you think! http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/confederate-statues-debate-170821104705027.html So here’s my take: although the article itself is not particularly enlightening or eye-opening, what is interesting to me is how the whole Charlottesville and Confederate Monument situation is explained. It gives background to the Civil War and reason for the monuments, something …

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World Leaders on Trump: A Ticking Time Bomb

Here’s an interesting article from CNN that takes on an interesting topic of President Donald Trump’s perception by foreign leaders. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/opinions/world-has-seen-what-trump-has-to-offer-robertson-opinion/index.html What I find interesting about this topic is that it presents us with a point of view that, as Americans, we do not often get to see. Every day we see Trump’s actions and …

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YouTube Removing Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria: Dangerous to History or Preventing Extremism?

Check out this article from the New York Times on August 22: https://nyti.ms/2vWGX0K Now I pose the original question: What is the right thing to do? There is certainly something to be said about preventing extremists from spreading their propaganda through violent videos because we have already seen how that has increased membership in such …

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