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The International Corner: Brexit is Taking too Long

The International Corner: Brexit is Taking too Long

By Christopher St. Aubin
Published at: 8:40 am
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

Article 50, a section of the Lisbon Treaty that outlines the procedures for leaving the European Union, is set to ‘trigger’ on Wed. March 29. This is the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union. Much like if the UK is serving divorce papers to the EU, it requires a very long and arduou...

International Corner: The Purpose of Treaty Organizations

International Corner: The Purpose of Treaty Organizations

By Christopher St. Aubin, Newspaper Staffer
March 17
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

“If you do not seek out allies and helpers, then you will be isolated and weak” originally hypothesized by Sun Tzu in the Art of War, alliances have morphed over centuries into the current treaty organizations that are present in the world right now. The largest actors in the international sphere are...

International Corner: What should the new UN Secretary-General prioritize?

International Corner: What should the new UN Secretary-General prioritize?

By Christopher St. Aubin
November 30
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

Former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres is now set to be the new United Nations Secretary-General, the top position in the United Nations. This decision came on Oct. 16 and he will assume the office on the first of next year. He now faces unique challenges with the global community, and he...

The International Corner: Western Election Trends

The International Corner: Western Election Trends

By Christopher St. Aubin
November 15
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

On Tuesday, Nov. 8th, the people of the United States elected businessman Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States of America. This came as a shock to almost everyone, especially pollsters, and political pundits. This was also a shock to me. I went to my watch party assuming that th...

The International Corner: United Nations Day

The International Corner: United Nations Day

By Christopher St. Aubin
October 26
Filed under Showcase, The International Corner

The United Nations (U.N.)  was created on June 26, 1945, by the signing of the United Nations Charter. The charter was put into force Oct. 24, 2016.  The United Nations was founded with their mission “to maintain international peace and security” throughout the world. Yesterday was the annual...

The International Corner: Weekly Report 10/21

The International Corner: Weekly Report 10/21

By Christopher St. Aubin
October 24
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

The Fight for Mosul: The Iraqi Government launched a military campaign to rid their country of the Islamic State. So far, the operation has been successful due to tremendous support by the Kurdish Peshmerga, a militant group for the non-US recognized state Kurdistan. The Kurds have been great support in the fight against the Islamic State. South Afr...

The International Corner: The Fight for Mosul

The International Corner: The Fight for Mosul

By Christopher St. Aubin
October 23
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

Last Sunday night the Iraqi government announced that they would being their massive operation to rid the second largest city in the war-ridden country of the terroristic self-proclaimed caliphate, ISIS. The Islamic State has occupied the large city in northern Iraq since its beginnings. The city...

The International Corner: Colombian Peace and Justice

The International Corner: Colombian Peace and Justice

By Christopher St. Aubin
October 5
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

What happened? After a 52 year long armed conflict, the Colombian government and the FARC Rebel Group have reached a peace deal and cessation from hostilities. This historic, and much needed, agreement was signed on Sept. 27. However, in order for the peace deal to be ratified, Colombia requires a publi...

The International Corner: Weekly Report

The International Corner: Weekly Report

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 22
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase, The International Corner

Syrian Ceasefire Crumbling: 11 days after the ceasefire was supposed to have gone into effect, there was only close to a few days of no armed conflict. During this 11 day span, after the multilaterally negotiated ceasefire was agreed upon, there have been small skirmishes, Russian bombardment of UN aid convoys, and increased aggression by the Syrian National Army. It is only a matter of ti...

The International Corner: Syrian Ceasefire

The International Corner: Syrian Ceasefire

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 16
Filed under Showcase, The International Corner

Last week, a ceasefire between Russia and the United States was achieved. This comes at a time where constant air bombardment was a common tactic used in the war-ridden country; however, both countries have different goals within the states. Both the United States and Russia are targeting the self-proclaimed...

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