Brenda Ong
Brenda Ong
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Predator Drones: As Drone Strikes Increase, Obama Needs Clearer Guidelines On UAVs

The ethics of drone strikes need to focus on minimizing the resentment such strikes create.

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Obama Burma Trip: 3 Key Goals for the President

Economic partnerships, conflict in the Rakhine state and ongoing political reforms are likely topics Obama is likely to raise with Aung San Suu Kyi in his upcoming visit to Myanmar.
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War With Iran, Cyber Warfare, and the Top 5 Foreign Policy Issues for Obama and Romney to Battle Over in 2012

Here are the foreign policy issues that are likely to be political hot potatoes in the upcoming Presidential campaign

Mac Virus Could Be Start of Bigger Cyber Attack

The new Mac virus might be a more insidious means for a larger-scale cyber attack.
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2011: Not the Best Year to be a Dictator

'Tis not the season to be oppressing your people. Along with the deaths of high-profile terrorists like Osama bin Laden, 2011 saw the fall of these five world dictators.
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David Petraeus For President? 4 Reasons Why He's Right For the Job

America loves war heroes and people who look good on camera. Petraeus is both.

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North Korea Leader Dead

Kim Jong-Il passed away at the age of 69. North Korean state-run networks reported that he died of physical and mental over-work in an emotional dedication on national television.
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To Sell Climate Change, Talk Energy Security

The best way to gather political momentum for climate change is to promote it alongside energy security concerns.
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Georgetown Students Help Uncover Chinese Nuclear Weapons

Georgetown students have completed a study on China's nuclear storage system, highlighting the potential for university students to assist the policy community in research projects.
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Rankings Are Not Entirely Pointless

University rankings can still remain a useful guide for the prospects of future employment and satisfaction students derive out of an education.
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GOP Candidates Exaggerate Threat of Cyber Terrorism

The threat of cyberattacks is real, but it is not as pressing as the GOP candidates would like you to think.

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Drone Strikes Fail to Fight Root Problem of Terrorism

Drone strikes are an ineffective tool for the U.S. to fight large terror networks.
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OWS' Eviction Doesn't Matter, Their Incoherence Does

If OWS fails, it will be because they lack an achievable plan, not because they were evacuated from their protest grounds.
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Australian Bases Are For Economic Interests

The U.S.-Australia agreement to station marines in Australia is primarily driven by economic and domestic defense concerns, not as a hedge against China's perceived military build-up.
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Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Accused of Quashing Opposition Media

The newly elected Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf quashed opposition media during the recent campaign. The election was marred by violence and low turnout after the opposition dropped out.
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Herman Cain’s Political Hopes Are Over

Cain's sex scandal has ruined his family-loving, hard-working persona.

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Harvard Students Rebel: Why They Don't Have An Effective Protest

Harvard students who walked out of Greg Mankiw's Economics 10 class, while trying to make a point, only succeeded in halting dialogue about important issues.
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How Hactivists Can Help Fight Crime

If hacktivists want to make a serious political statement against criminal organizations, they have to target those criminal groups' sources of funding.