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June 2019: Peace Works

June 2019: Peace Works

Ambassador Rick Barton teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. In an interview with Dr. Matthew Shank, he shared his experience in regards to American peace-building efforts around the world.

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March 2019: Ukraine, Russia, and World Order

March 2019: Ukraine, Russia, and World Order

Ambassador William B. Taylor,  the executive vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace, spoke on the current status of the Russian-Ukraine conflict and its implications on the broader political relations among the major powers.

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Should English Become the United States’ Official Language?

Should English Become the United States’ Official Language?

The question of whether or not English should become the official language of the United States has been debated by Congress for many years. While the debate dates back as far as the 1750s, members of Congress are still attempting to pass bills regarding this today. Unlike the majority of the countries in the world, as of now, the United States does not have an official language. There are several advantages and disadvantages of making English the official language of the US.   On one hand, making English the official language could help to unite the American population. The law...

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The Bumpy Road To Rio

The Bumpy Road To Rio

In a few days, over half a million people will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. As the Summer Games get closer, however, there has been concern over a variety of issues that may stand in the way.   Rio de Janeiro has experienced a number of setbacks that have caused many people to shift from asking the classic question of whether or not the athletes are ready for Rio, and now ask if Rio is ready for them.   The main concerns surrounding Rio include security, Zika, and lack of money:   Security: Every 4...

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