Articles by: Erica Sloan

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Costs of a Blue Sky: The Realities of Drone Warfare

BY JORDAN HUGHES “I no longer love blue skies.” The haunting words echoed throughout a silent U.S. Congress as 13-year-old Zubair Rehman, a native of North Waziristan, Pakistan, delivered his testimony two years ago. “When the sky brightens, drones return and we live in fear. It’s something any 2-year-old would know.” It’s a story we’ve grown deaf to over the […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Amid Plans to Abolish One-Child Policy Next Year, Oppression Continues for Chinese Women

BY KATIE RIAL In 1979, China enacted a one-child policy to limit resource strains on what was, at the time, a poor country unable to manage a rapidly growing population. Over the past three and a half decades, this policy is estimated to have prevented about 400 million births and has significantly shaped economic and cultural structures within China. Yet, […]

by · November 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Understanding the 3 D’s of National Security

BY CARL HOOKS In a post 9/11 world of terrorist attacks, cyber threats, civil wars and fear, politicians and world leaders constantly debate the need for national security measures. We hear the term “national security” when discussing ISIS, Iran, China and a host of other salient topics and nations. But what exactly is national security? For something mentioned so frequently […]

by · November 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized