INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ERIK GARTZKE — CROSS-DOMAIN DETERRENCE: A BATTLE OF WILLS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

by Jasmine Moheb
Staff Writer

In the fifth century B.C.–as the Peloponnesian War determined the fate of the Greek islands–one of the world’s greatest historians, Thucydides, wrote a book that modern security originates from. The type of warfare utilized, however, would only be defined 26 centuries later.

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GANGLAND, USA: HOW AFRICAN CHILD SOLDIERS RESEMBLE AMERICAN GANG MEMBERS

by Hector Guzman
Staff Writer

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to hear about the use of child soldiers in conflicts abroad. This immediately conjures up images of children holding AK-47s, with the firearms often being bigger than the shooters. Rightfully so, international governing bodies and Western democracies are quick to denounce the use of child soldiers. However, there is a similar problem occurring closer to home. Though we may not generally associate child soldiers with criminal gangs, they are fundamentally the same. We do not have to look to failed states to see that children everywhere are vulnerable to lives of violence and crime.

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AMERICA FIRST — AND INCREASINGLY ALONE

by Jose Ovalle
Staff Writer

This article is the first part of a series in which the author will write about the erratic nature of America’s current foreign policy. The last couple years have seen multiple instances of different departments making opposing pronouncements or the President going against his own officials. This needs to be solved, and be it isolationism or interventionism, the United States needs to create a coherent foreign policy in order to effectively act upon it on all fronts.

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