Targeting the Issue of Gun Control

The recent San Bernadino shooting in California has shaken us all here at the University of Virginia. We are upset. We are frustrated. We want change. It shocks me time and time again that, even after mass shootings such as this one, we as a country are still debating the necessity of stricter gun control policies. The Sandy [...]

Nagorno-Karabakh—A Land of Disputes

Nagorno-Karabakh, which is located on the eastern side of Armenian Highlands, is part of one of the least known territorial controversies in the world. However, with 4,400 square kilometers and an estimated population of 138,000, this land dispute is an important one to discuss. The conflict began in 1917, when three ethnic republics—Armenia, Azerbaijan and [...]

The Disease of Extreme Islamic Terrorism

The ideology of Islamic extremism— a militant, politically activist ideology whose ultimate goal is to create a worldwide community, or caliphate, of Muslim believers through violence and intolerance — poses an increasingly serious threat to the rest of the world. We must defend tolerance and protect all people from being victimized by Islamic Extremists. Next month, [...]