Author: Maddie Clark

Somalia Elects “Cheese” to the Presidency

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Somalia has been stuck in a consistent cycle of chaos and disorder for nearly three decades, but on Wednesday, February 8th, a glimmer of hope for a more stable and less bloody future emerged when small group of politicians elected…

Where Fact Trumps Fiction: In Defense of Journalism

President Trump

Going through the comments section on news articles is not recommended, but if you insist on ruining your day, here is what you will find: a claim that liberals are all snowflakes (à la Tomi Lahren), a claim that Trump supporters…

Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

A man walks past graffiti denouncing US involvement in Yemen. https://flic.kr/p/MA4RAs

When the war in Yemen began, military advisors and foreign policy experts claimed the fighting would come to a swift end. That was in March of 2015. In the 20-odd months since, at least 10,000 people have been killed and…

First Comes War, Then Comes Famine

Nutrition care for Nigerian refugees in Gagamari camp, Diffa region, Niger https://flic.kr/p/qw8Tkr

They’ve killed upwards of 20,000 people through suicide bombs and armed raids, decimated large swaths of land, taken hostages and prisoners, and disrupted the oil production of a country dependent on its revenues. The international spotlight is focused on the…