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Obstacles to Justice in the Ethio-Egyptian Nile Dispute

Obstacles to Justice in the Ethio-Egyptian Nile Dispute

The recent construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile has erupted in disputes between Ethiopia and its downstream neighbor—Egypt. These dispute have led to everything from Tik Tok battles and malicious hacking to failed diplomatic talks, bomb threats, and the mysterious murder of the GERD’s chief engineer. However, a cursory review of the dam’s limited impact reveals that the conflict has little to do with water. What, then, can explain the atmosphere of vitriol in this African affair?

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Picking a Path Towards Progress

Picking a Path Towards Progress

Obviously, no one is wholly satisfied with our present situation, and whatever our differences, everyone wants the best for the nation. However, while most everyone would agree that it is time for America to turn over a new leaf, our visions for the country are intractably distinct, and before we can proceed, we need to have a really real discussion about what progress actually means.

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Does the United States Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Taiwan?

Does the United States Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Taiwan?

For years, political forecasters have warned us that China is ready to strike at peace and freedom in Asia; we just hadn’t seen it yet. I believed them, and I agreed it was coming, but this fast? Over the last year we have witnessed a city internationally recognized for freedom and prosperity fall into the greedy and despotic hand of the CCP. This event has raised countless questions among those interested in the region; for me, the most pressing one is, “What should we do if they try to take Taiwan?”

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America Under Siege: Election Interference and the Importance of Integrity

America Under Siege: Election Interference and the Importance of Integrity

In 2016, controversy arose over foreign actors trying to influence the future of the US presidency, casting doubt on the process and, ultimately, the outcome’s legitimacy. In fact, in the aftermath of the election, it became routine to see talk of foreign interference splashed across phone and television screens, giving many Americans the sense that nefarious actors had seriously undermined our democracy.

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