Post Tagged with: "terrorism"

PETROCHEILOS: The Dangers  of Generalization

PETROCHEILOS: The Dangers of Generalization

Mindless acts of terror do not surprise us anymore. The tragedy in London last Wednesday killed four people, among them an unarmed police officer, and injured 12 others: one German, one Pole, two Greeks, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one Irish, one Chinese, three French, one American and one Italian.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Necessity of Naming Our Threats

Words matter, especially when you are a president. The presidency of George W. Bush was packed with blunders and poor word choices, many of which have remained the object of ridicule long after his term. However, while leaders must understand the consequences of their phrasing, they should not be discouraged[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Veiling Dialogue and Discourse

It has been more than a month since the heat of the burkini controversy in France dissipated; A few weeks after a deadly Jihadist attack in Nice, dozens of coastal towns in the south and north of France decided to ban the burkini, a contraction of a burqa and a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Distorted Perceptions of Terror

PETROCHEILOS: Distorted Perceptions of Terror

On Sept. 17, a bomb explosion injured 29 people on a crowded sidewalk in Chelsea, N.Y.. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) called the incident “an intentional act” at the time, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) labeled the attack an act of terrorism. Further investigation revealed that the[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Distant Massacre Hits Close to Home

I must confess that I have never been to Peshawar, the oldest inhabited city in South Asia. I’ve spent most of my life roughly 800 miles south of the historic city that recently suffered a massacre of 145 people, most of them schoolchildren. But I have friends whose families come[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

The American public is horrified by the terrorist group ISIL’s beheading of journalists, systematic civilian killings, and public shootings of homosexuals in the presence of children. However, while the inherent injustice of these actions is basically agreed upon in America, the role that Islamic doctrine plays in justifying ISIL’s actions,[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
B. Shaw Drake (LAW ’15) will travel to Guantanamo Bay.

Law Students to Observe Guantanamo

Two law students will attend proceedings at the U.S. Naval Center in Guantanamo Bay in October, after the U.S. Department of Defense approved the Georgetown University Law Center as an official observer of the military commissions operations, or military tribunals authorized by presidential order, in late August. Kayleigh Golish (LAW[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Nonprofit Counters Terror With Jobs

Nonprofit Counters Terror With Jobs

When Marshall Bailly founded Leadership Initiatives as an undergraduate at American University, he never imagined he would still be managing the nonprofit nine years later. But nearly a decade after its founding in 2004, Leadership Initiatives is still successfully funding entrepreneurial ventures in Nigeria. Rather than donating money, food or medicine to[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

A Safe Response to Tragedy

While the United States has become familiar with terrorist threats, the bombing in Boston introduced a new dynamic to attacks on American soil. With past attacks, symbols of financial and military power were targets, but now with the attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Americans in celebration[Read More…]

by April 23, 2013 0 comments Opinion

A Different Kind of Victory in Iraq

Victory. I read the word recently. It’s such a triumphant word. It looks a little wimpy there at the top of the page without an exclamation point, actually. It looked especially weak when I read it, because it was followed by “. in Iraq.” Victory in Iraq? The combat phase[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion