President Joe Biden recently ordered airstrikes on Iranian-supported militia groups in Syria and might potentially cause Islamophobia, civilian death and other issues. American people should hold President Biden accountable if he commits any injustices in Syria.
As the topic of more refugees coming to the U.S. continues, refugees in the U.S. and around the world have received assistance from Pepperdine’s very own students, faculty and alumni.
Art by Sybil Zhang Recent policy decisions made by President Donald Trump have exposed latent fear and hatred aimed toward the Muslim religion. Specifically, an order was passed that has “banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US…[and] halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries,” according to […]
Photo Courtesy of Shannon Urtnowski Pepperdine alumna Shannon Urtnowski has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award for her work as a NBC Nightly News producer. She worked on a series of reports called “The Trail of Tears,” which highlights the growing refugee crisis in Europe. The series received Emmy nominations in two […]
Eye contact. It is a simple way to acknowledge the humanity of another person. But, on that morning, I caught the eye of a man outside my car so unexpectedly that I was suddenly thrown into a painful realization: those numbers of refugees on the news were just as human as me. Not only did […]
Art by Christine Nelson The United States is finally moving forward in the battle against ISIS, the world’s most dangerous terrorist group currently, and the major threat it poses to our world. However, the White House isn’t telling us the whole story. Recently, as stated in the Oct. 30 CNN article “Syria: Obama authorizes boots […]
Art by Christine Nelson When I think about the crisis in Syria, like most others, my heart stops and my stomach sinks. Sadly, it’s embarrassing to admit that I wasn’t fully aware, nor did I fully understand, what was really going on in this foreign country, 6,677 miles away from the United States. Like many, […]
Foreign policy and its influence on global conflicts
Iran’s new president may be charting a new course Amid the political posturing and rattling of sabers, which threatened to boil over in the Middle East over news of alleged sarin gas attacks in Syria, a surprising series of tweets from Iran overcame the latent hostility. As President Barack Obama called for military action against […]
Dealings behind the scenes of international politics are often shrouded within private meetings and top-secret documents. The crisis in Syria has opened a tiny window through which we, the citizens of the world, can peer. Most of the clarity at the moment doesn’t come from our own government, but from other countries. President Barack Obama […]