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Peacekeepers on Trial

by Brytnni Toddy The Central African Republic (CAR) holds some of the largest deposits of precious resources in the world, but its people are some of the poorest and are the victims of violent, internal conflict. Now there is fear that these same people are facing abuse by those that the international community has sent […]

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Turkey Flirting with the European Union

by Trent Broeckel The deal meant to control the flow of refugees entering Europe between Turkey and the European Union went into effect on March 21. Essentially, the agreement dictates that all “irregular migrants”[1] reaching the shores of Greece from Turkey would be returned in exchange for the EU directly taking refugees from Turkey who […]

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The Cold War II

by Colin Pummel From 1945 to the late 1980s, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a global conflict that became the Cold War. This period saw huge advancements in technology, and was in part responsible for the massive cultural change that occurred in response to such innovations as the Internet, as […]

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Controversy Continues Regarding Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

by Gabrielle Dennis Continuing discussion about Syrian refugees has highlighted international concerns about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Australia joined the United States, Canada and many other nations in September 2015, by offering to take refugees displaced by the Syrian Civil War. Prime Minister at the time, Tony Abbott, pledged to take 12,000 refugees affected […]

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ASEAN Holds Summit at Sunnylands Retreat

by Tim Giang The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held a two-day summit on February 15 and 16 at Sunnylands Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. It was the first U.S.-ASEAN Summit held in America and, in an indication of the significance of this conference, U.S. president Barack Obama presided over the meetings. Open navigation […]


Which Issues Draw Democratic Voters to their Candidate?

by Mark Cebert The self portraits of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are quite clear. Sanders depicts himself as a political outsider and champion of the middle class. Clinton presents herself as an experienced politician, who grasps the complex issues facing most Americans. But what do the statistics say about why Democrats are supporting either candidate? This article […]

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After Ebola: Another Recovery for West Africa

by Glorianne Besana In 2014, West Africa experienced an Ebola outbreak beyond what it had experienced before. The clusters of outbreaks occurred in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – countries that were entirely affected by this epidemic.[1] Ebola, a virus that is transmitted through human-to-human contact, has a fatality rate of 50%. This was the […]

A Welcome Letter

I do not get to use the word “first” a lot. Many things are new for me, but they are not the first time they are occurring. However, it brings me great satisfaction to write the opening letter for the first issue of Eventorum, Pacific Union College’s new current events journal. This project was an […]