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Paris Attacks Acts of War and Warrant Response: An Interview with Elan Journo

Since the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, there has been much debate concerning their motivation and what the Western response should be. To get clarity on these issues, The Undercurrent’s Sarah Martinson took the time to talk to the Ayn Rand Institute’s foreign policy expert, Elan Journo. Journo has done extensive research on the Middle […]

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Don’t Blame the Victims in the Gaza War—Recognize Their Right to Self-Defense

As an individual who is the victim of aggression, you have the right to protect the value of your own precious individual life, even if it means opposing a whole collective mass of killers. The right to self-defense is an absolute individual right.

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Insulting Islam is Not “Asking For It”

Since the eleventh anniversary of September 11th, violence has erupted all over the Arab world, supposedly in response to a video on YouTube lampooning the prophet Muhammad. Muslims angered by the video rioted in front of United States embassies in many countries, and an American ambassador was murdered in an attack on the U.S. embassy […]

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Campus Media Response: Israel’s Answer to the Iranian Threat: Consensus?

Each Israeli citizen has the right to live a life free from abductions, suicide bombers, rocket attacks, and a nuclear-armed enemy hell-bent on their annihilation. This should not be open to the decision of a consensus.

Campus Media Response: The Iranian Threat—In Their Own Words

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Campus Media Response: The Iranian Threat—In Their Own Words

Iran may make claims or engage in activities which appear contrary to our view of them as rigid fundamentalists. But time and again, Iran has proven it has pursued one consistent goal since its agents besieged the American embassy and took hostages in 1979.

Campus Media Response: Capitalism: The Best Foreign Aid There Is

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Campus Media Response: Capitalism: The Best Foreign Aid There Is

“Food aid policies are in desperate need of reform,” reads the subtitle to Harvard student Thomas Hwang’s recent article in The Harvard Crimson. Hwang makes the argument that the current system of food aid is actually detrimental to the poverty-stricken nations it aims to help, particularly because it helps brutal regimes to stay in power: […]

Why Are We Losing?

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Why Are We Losing?

Troop surges, tactical air strikes, and withdrawal and retreat. These are all terms Americans should be familiar with by now, especially considering the recently proposed U.S. surge in Afghanistan, which is justified as being “necessary to stabilize a deteriorating [military] situation” in the Middle East. The current administration, much like its predecessors, assures us that […]