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A map of the country's involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Double Take: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The TPP and National Sovereignty By Eric Teller After years of haranguing between high-level representatives of twelve nations, vigorous debate in congress, and impassioned resistance from advocates in the labor and environmental movements, the negotiations to establish the Trans-Pacific Partnership have come to a close. All that remains is for […]

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Double Take: Iranian Nuclear Deal

Problems with the Iranian Nuclear Deal  Blog post by: Edward Rickford The proposed nuclear deal with Iran may just be the most important development of the decade, but it may also be on the verge of collapsing. When looking at the deal and all its supporters, its easy to see […]

Double Take: Israel

Double Take: Israel

Politics Transcended  Blog post by: Alisa Laufer When considering challenges present in the American political scene—before the economy, the environment, or health care—I worry first about the lack of bipartisanship among our national leaders.  Without compromise across the aisle, issues that should be prioritized suffer from excessive debate and stalling.  That […]

Double Take: Ukraine

Double Take: Ukraine

Blog post by: Michael Chacon Russia is currently in an economic tumble. The country’s stock market declined by 30% in the first 15 days of December 2014 as investors continued to drop their Russian assets like a bad habit. It’s annual inflation rate in November 2014 was at 9.1%. The ruble […]

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria.

Double Take: ISIS

What role should the US play in countering ISIS and ensuring both regional and national security? Blog post by: Grace Mausser In mid-September, President Obama outlined the American plan for handling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (really, they want to expand throughout the whole Levant, but ISIS is […]