ISIS trumps Russian threat

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the form of Russia. According to a Gallup pole shown in […]

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Russia bullies Ukraine

Vladimir Putin seeks to establish an empire with Eastern Europe annexation Near the middle of the 20th century, a disgraced nation rising to power attempted to annex land from a weaker nation. The world powers of the time consented with little fuss. Unfortunately for them, this appeasement played a heavy hand in hastening one of the worst wars in human […]

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Russian sanctions still ineffective

Tensions rise as Russian troops take over Ukrainian military bases in Crimea with no hope of compromise Two things have remained consistent with the current occupant of the Oval Office: red lines and “don’t go any further” warnings. This time, however, President Barack Obama followed through with his tough talk, slamming down sanctions on Russian financial leaders, which are expected […]

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Ukraine on the brink of disaster

The Ukrainian military is on high alert as the country appeals for international help against a Russian invasion World leaders are watching Russia with a wary eye as Ukraine fights to keep political independence away from the old ties of the former Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Crimea, a peninsula off of Ukraine, is fighting for their own right to be a […]

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Will Games Boost Russian Economy?

The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi have been laced with problems, from failed graphics, to hotel problems, to terror threats. Needless to say, the Olympic Planning Committee has been fighting an uphill battle. Since the threats of terror never seemed to develop, aesthetic problems, like awkward bathrooms, yellow water and unfinished hotels, have taken center stage in the host city. […]

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Threats will not thwart games

Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to prevent radical Islamists from overshadowing upcoming competition The modern Olympic Games began April 6, 1896. This was a battle of athletic brawn showcased in the hallowed coliseums of Athens. Over many centuries, the tradition has become a gala of patriotic glory, showcasing only the best the world has to offer. Throughout history, the Olympics […]

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