Denmark’s New Immigration Law

Denmark’s New Immigration Law

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021 in World | No Comments

Here in the United States, one of the most hotly debated issues of the past few years has been what to do about immigrants and refugees. But the U.S. is not the only nation grappling with this challenging question. Europe faces a refugee crisis, largely as a result of the ongoing civil war in Syria. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cease Fire in Idlib, Syria The deadly civil war in Syria has been going on since 2011, but it feels like forever. Is it possible that it might finally be drawing to a close? Last week, Turkey and Russia agreed to a cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib region–an area where nearly a million people have displaced […]

Cease Fire in Turkey Comes at High Price

Cease Fire in Turkey Comes at High Price

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central gives you more information on the recent foreign policy debates centering on the Turkish invasion into Syria. Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that has since become one of the most controversial foreign policy events of Trump’s presidency […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Turkey Invades Syria Last week, Turkish forces invaded northern Syria, causing many civilians to flee an area that has already been war-torn for several years. Turkey is attacking a Kurdish-led militia called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Why? Because Turkey claims that the SDF has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Immigration Debate Fails Last week, the Senate opened the floor to debate over the recent immigration bill. Senator Majority Leader McConnell promised a fair and open debate, which was supposed to last up to a week. Instead, it lasted just over an hour. And by the end of it, no compromise bill had been reached. […]

Year in Review: World News

Year in Review: World News

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

The U.S. and World Conflicts The deadly civil war in Syria continued to dominate the news throughout the early part of the year. In April, the United States conducted air strikes against the Syrian government, but with Russian support, the rebellion was largely destroyed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and North Korea continued […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

Gas Attack, U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Early in the morning on Tuesday, April 4, the deadly civil war in Syria took a tragic turn when bombs carrying sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, were dropped on Khan Sheikhoun, a Syrian town held by rebel forces. Dozens of civilians were killed, including several children. President […]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States. Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

During the second presidential debate earlier this month, both candidates made references to the ongoing conflict in Syria, particularly in the city of Aleppo. The war in Syria began as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad five years ago, and has since split Syria into many parts, killed more than 400,000 people, and displaced millions […]