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Rachel Wilder

On Armenian Killings, White House Avoids Word “Genocide”

Rachel Wilder, Diplomacy Fellow

The White House has decided not to use the word “genocide” to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians, officials told Armenian-American leaders on Tuesday (Wall Street Journal).  Last Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the event, in which Ottoman Turks killed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the beginning of World War […]

Taylor Ashley

Obama and Raúl Castro Hold High Level Talks at the Seventh Summit of the Americas

Taylor Ashley, Intern, Latin America

President Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro participated in a historic face-to-face meeting at the Seventh Summit of the Americas. It was the first time Cuba participated in the summit since its inception in 1994 (NYTimes). Saturday’s meeting in Panama City was quoted as being the most high-level encounter between leaders from the two […]

Joshua McConnell

Truck Bomb Wounds Seven in Thai Holiday Island Koh Samui

Joshua McConnell, Intern, East and Southeast Asia

  A truck bomb wounded seven when it exploded in the parking area of a shopping mall on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui on Friday night. According to the Guardian, the bomb was located inside a Mazda pick-up truck when it exploded in the parking area of the Central Festival mall, while shoppers […]


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