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Tag Archives: Global Peace

Representing GP and IRC in D.C.

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This past week, I took my pursuit of understanding global peace and security studies on the road. I attended, along with other UCF International Relations Club (IRC) members, the 11th annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in Washington, D.C. The overall theme of the conference was […]

Saudi Crown Prince Visits United States

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday, 20 March 2018, beginning a two-week tour of the United States (Reuters 1). According to Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, the prince’s visit has several […]

Terrorist Attack in Manhattan Incites Political Controversy

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An immigrant from Uzbekistan named Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight people on Tuesday by crashing a truck into a bike path in lower Manhattan. Police officers shot and arrested the assailant and federal investigators charged him with terrorism. Saipov has professed allegiance to Islamic State and claimed to be inspired by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s […]

ICJ Rejects Some Ukrainian Accusations against Russia

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected a Ukrainian request to block Russian support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine on April 19 (AP; Reuters). The case brought forward in March accused the Russian government of breaching the Terrorist Financing Treaty by supporting armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (BBC). The ICJ […]