October 2016

October 2016School of Diplomacy News

USA Debate Highlights New Generation of Civic-Minded Students

Tensions were high in the University Center as the College Democrats and College Republicans debated on policy differences, but underlying the event was a sense of mutual respect and a common goal for a better future for America.
The debate, hosted by the Unified Students’ Assembly and co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, is the first of its kind on the Seton Hall campus.

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October 2016International News

South Korea Promises Open Road to Northern Defectors

For the first half of 2016, the number of detections totaled 814, an annual increase of 15 percent. The plethora of defections has followed an increase in tension between North and South Korea following the North’s nuclear testing. The number of defectors used to reach over 2,000 a year, but after Kim Jong-un reached power, the number of defectors was cut in half. It appears to have been due to more difficulty in escaping and increased punishment, rather than better conditions. Park said in her speech that the increase in 2016 has been due to an increase in oppression and widespread hunger.

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October 2016Opinion2016

MH17 Report Gives More Fodder to Russia’s Spin Doctors

On September 28, one of the more interesting events in the Russia-Ukraine hostilities came to light as the Dutch Joint Investigation Team (JIT) released their findings on the MH17 plane crash. The report claimed that a Russian Buk missile was indeed used to take down the plane, fired from a field controlled by pro-Russian rebels. There is one vitally important question that still stands: what does this mean for the Putin administration?

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