The Diplomatic Envoy

Author: Axel Sontgerath

September 2020Eastern EuropeInternational News2020Europe

“Europe’s Last Dictator” Sparks Protest in Belarus Following Contested Presidential Election

Belarus has been gripped with violent protests caused by the controversial re-election of president Alexander Lukashenko. According to CNN, the country’s Central Election Commission announced that Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.23% of the vote, while opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya stood at 9.9%.

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April 2020GlobalClimate ChangeInternational News2020

“Wake-Up Call”: How the Coronavirus Can Impact Climate Change

Ultimately, the COVID-19 pandemic will not offer up a solution to climate change. Even though it may have given the Earth a much-needed breather, government interventionist policies could end up doing more harm in the long run.

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September 2019Faculty SpotlightSchool of Diplomacy News

Dr. Courtney Smith: A Statement from the Dean of the School of Diplomacy’s New Dean

Dean Courtney Smith joined the School of Diplomacy 20 years ago. Due to his strong research understanding and professional relationship with the United Nations, Dean Smith became a Pirate directly following the Diplomacy School’s founding.

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FirearmsFocusApril 20192019

Focus on Firearms: Switzerland

In Switzerland, gun-ownership is something of a unique culture. There is a comfort surrounding firearm ownership that many would not find around the world. In the United States, it is often hailed as a success of liberal gun laws and the right to bear arms. Switzerland has the third-highest rate of private gun ownership in the world – behind the U.S. and Yemen.

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April 2019International NewsMiddle East

ISIS Loses Final Stronghold in Syria, Yet Retains Funds and Influence in the Region

On Saturday March 22, The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the end of the so-called “caliphate” declared by the terrorist group in 2014. After fully liberating the small village of Baghouz in eastern Syria, the coalition of Kurdish and Arab soldiers backed by American, British, and French Special Forces said that it has officially defeated ISIS.

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