“Spotlight on Cuba” – Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

ARTICLE BY MEGAN BRIDGES This article is part five of a five part Spotlight Series titled “Spotlight on Cuba.” On April 14th, 2015, President Obama sent a report to Congress calling for Cuba to be removed from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, an undeniable relic of the Cold War. The small and impoverished island nation earned… Read More “Spotlight on Cuba” – Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Mesopotamian Money: The Finances Behind the Islamic State

BY MITCHELL CHAN Flowing gently across the marshlands of Mesopotamia, the Tigris and Euphrates form the backbone of the Middle Eastern skeleton. Between them, these two rivers supported some of the richest empires of the ancient world. From Babylon to Persia to the Abbasid Caliphate, state after state flourished in this bountiful region. Today, however,… Read More Mesopotamian Money: The Finances Behind the Islamic State