With the New Zealand and German parliamentary elections in recent news, Britain and France’s elections in older news and Austria’s parliamentary election coming up, you may have a few questions. What’s a parliament? What’s the difference between a president and prime minister? What’s a chanc…

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Over the weekend, the city of Paris was rocked by a number of terrorist attacks. Hundreds were killed or injured, and France declared a state of emergency. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the attack and has cast away any doubts about its capabilities.

Over the summer, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry facilitated an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The United States, Germany, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and France made a deal with Iran to reduce the economic sanctions and establish standards to mo…

In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began a campaign of brutal expansion into territories in the Middle East, bringing with them a plague of death, torture and oppression.  

Kurdistan is a vibrant region, both rare and rich in history, that captures the Middle East in picture-perfect resolution. Its geographical make-up is comprised of the countries Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan and Armenia. This also makes the Kurdish population distinct, both ethnicall…

A Valparaiso University student is taking international boundaries and pushing them a little closer. Trace Ostergren, a senior International Business and Chinese-Japanese Studies major flew out to New York City, New York Wednesday, Dec. 10 to pitch the YuYan Cloud to potential investors on N…