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Petroleum production, policy hot topic

By Alanna Henderson, Managing Editor Higher oil prices are at the top of Vladimir Putin’s Christmas wish list. A political cartoon of the Russian president sitting on Santa Claus’ lap is not far-fetched considering today’s policies on petroleum. Community members [...]

April 20, 2017 News

Saudi Arabia remains in a state of transition

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief If global warming becomes a major issue or alternate fuels are developed, Saudi Arabia’s economy will suffer, according to a former energy consultant. To diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud drafted the [...]

March 23, 2017 News, Politics

Retired Army official warns of nuclear threats

By Liz Hardaway, Arts & Entertainment Editor Though a nuclear bomb has not been detonated in 70 years, nuclear security still remains a strenuous and messy issue in foreign policy. “Every nation forms their foreign policy and national security policy [...]

March 2, 2017 News

Professor Goran Skosples says European finances uncertain

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor Goran Skosples has an optimistic, but uncertain, view of the ongoing economic crisis in Europe. An associate professor of economics at Ohio Wesleyan University, Skosples is a native of Croatia. He paid particular attention to those ways in which [...]

March 2, 2017 News

America’s oldest discussion series travels to Delaware to discuss foreign policy

By Anna Davies, Transcript Correspondent The largest and longest-running grassroots politics education program is starting its 2017 series in Delaware on Feb. 17 at the Williams Street United Methodist Church. The theme of this year’s Great Decisions series is U.S. Foreign Policy, according [...]

February 2, 2017 News

Lecture series covers the rise of ISIS

Liz Hardaway, Transcript Reporter When the Taliban launched the 9/11 attacks, the United States’ main goal at the time was to eliminate al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. This tunnel vision prevented the recognition of an even more extremist jihadi group expanding [...]

March 31, 2016 News

Competing interests overshadow India’s global potential

For India to take a lead role on the world stage it must overcome an assortment of competing sectarian influences that keep it from becoming a unified nation. It’s a tall order, said Ohio Wesleyan University professor Blake Michael in [...]

March 27, 2015 News

Syrian refugees pose crisis for neighbors

An uprising three years ago against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria dramatically increased the number of Syrian refugees and exposed an Ohio Wesleyan University student to a growing crisis. OWU senior Brenda Gable talked about her study-abroad program [...]

March 7, 2015 News

U.S. policy in Africa comes in different shapes

On the sidelines when Europe colonized Africa in the 19th century, the United States’ role on the continent changed when decolonization began after World War II, said Ghana native Randolph Quaye. Quaye, director of the Black World Studies program at [...]

February 27, 2015 News

Politics professor discusses Brazil’s future

Despite making great deal of progress over the past several decades, Brazil still faces many challenges in its future as a global leader. James Franklin, professor and chair of the politics and government department at Ohio Wesleyan University spoke about [...]

February 20, 2015 News