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Richard Pitts

International

Syria: The Queen in the Geopolitical Chessboard

It is undeniable that as of late, Syria has been a hotbed for international geopolitics, with the world’s superpower and all the regional powers of the Middle East competing for influence in the small Levant-based nation. The two strongest powers, Russia and the United States, have formed their own respective coalitions in the conflict. Iran, the Assad government, and the proxies of the two have aligned themselves with Russia, while traditional U.S. allies and groups

Politics

The Case for Universal Healthcare in the United States

As of late, several debates have taken place in all corners of American society regarding our policy on healthcare. From the living room to the Senate, insurance-based healthcare has faced off against Universal Healthcare in an epic battle that is not resolving itself anytime soon. Universal Healthcare received its first high ranking political recognition by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. In his 1944 State of the Union Address, Roosevelt laid

Politics

The Republicans Just Took A Major Blow in North Carolina

RALEIGH – Republicans have just been dealt a major congressional blow in North Carolina, as federal judges have agreed that the southern state’s congressional districts are illegally gerrymandered and must be redrawn quickly. It was ruled that the districts violate the US constitution and that they were designed to benefit Republican candidates at the expense of non-Republican voters. Judges have given the North Carolinian legislature till January 24th to propose to them a “remedial plan”, but

Environment

The Denial of Climate Change Will Be a Fatal Mistake in Human History

As of late, climate change, once a fringe issue that only seemed relevant to environmentalists and scientists, has evolved to become a major issue that divides American society on scientific, religious and economic terms. Although there was no questions asked during the 2016 Presidential Debates about how candidates would tackle the issues, climate change has received significant political and geopolitical attention. Notable treaties signed to combat the rapid and radical change in our global environment

International

What the U.S. Decision To Arm Ukraine Means For Russia

On Friday, Dec. 22, the U.S. Department of State announced that the United States would be arming Ukraine with “lethal anti-tank weapons” to combat Russian backed armed separatists in the Donbass region of Ukraine. The move comes as no surprise, as during the Presidency of Barack Obama the topic was hotly discussed, however with the rise of ISIS and the stabilization of the situation in Eastern Ukraine through other means, the United States opted to

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