War and Legality: Understanding the Israel-Iran Confrontation Through International Law and Legislation

On April 1 an Israeli airstrike hit an Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, killing seven. Iran responded to this attack on Saturday by launching over 300 drones, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles into Israeli territory, yet according to the Israeli Defense Force(IDF), none of the 170 drones, and only five ballistic missiles, made it through Israeli and US air defense to hit Israeli territory.

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A Ceasefire in Gaza Would Not Bring Peace

It is obvious that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right coalition government have failed to prevent unnecessary civilian casualties, and Israel must demonstrate a stronger resolve to protect innocents caught in the crossfire. However, this does not negate the immediate threat that Hamas and its affiliates, such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad, continue to pose to the security of Israelis.

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Biden’s Refocusing Act

Leading up to his State of the Union address on March 7th, President Biden faced immense pressure to respond to a vast array of issues and political pressures. On both the domestic and international front, serious questions have arisen and continue to persist regarding his capacity, and the capacity of the U.S. government, to respond to a multitude of crises around the world. It therefore came as no surprise that foreign policy, an area of politics oft-ignored in the leadup to presidential elections, became a focal point of his speech.

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PR Aid Stunts Are No Substitute for a Ceasefire in Gaza

For a population to go from relatively food secure to experiencing famine in such a short period of time is nothing short of a war crime, an assessment that many UN officials have agreed to according to The Guardian. EU Foreign Policy Chief Joseph Borrell has consistently reiterated that this famine is not the result of a natural disaster but an engineered policy of collective punishment by the Israeli government, saying that “starvation is used as a weapon of war. Israel is provoking famine.”

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2024March 2024OpinionU.S.

Should the U.S. Prioritize Cyber Defense in its Budget?

The exponential growth of digital technologies and the pervasive reach of the Internet have revolutionized global communication, commerce, and information exchange. In today’s interconnected world, where a substantial portion of daily activities occurs online, maintaining robust cyber security standards is not just advisable but imperative. The United States, faced with escalating cyber threats from foreign adversaries and the pervasive digitalization of critical infrastructure, must prioritize cybersecurity in its budget allocations to safeguard national security interests and ensure resilience in the face of evolving threats.

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Britt’s Words on Border Security Highlight Republican Blindness

On March 7, U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) issued the Republican Party’s response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address. Britt gave the speech from the middle of her beige kitchen, spending 16 minutes criticizing Biden’s policies as ineffective and out-of-touch in a stilted manner that Saturday Night Live barely had to change to parody. 

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