Cuba after Castro: PSU professors discuss what might happen next

Fidel Castro, the proclaimed hero of the 1959 communist revolution in Cuba and the country's president for nearly a half-century afterwards, died on Nov....

US Intelligence agencies issue Russian hacking report

On Jan. 6 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a declassified version of its report on Russian involvement in the recent...

This week around the world Jan. 7–13

Jan. 9 France Kim Kardashian's chauffeur was among 17 people arrested in connection to a highly-publicized October heist. The 40-year-old and his co-conspirators allegedly made off...

UN increases sanctions on North Korea in response to nuclear aspirations

On Nov. 30, 2016 the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to increase various sanctions on North Korea in reaction to the country’s repeated...

Reconciling the past: Japanese Prime Minister visits Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was joined by President Obama on a solemn visit to Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese...

United States displays muted rebuke of Israel at UN

In a tense vote on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, the United States abstained from vetoing an otherwise unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution asking...

This week around the world Dec. 31–Jan. 6

Dec. 31 Worldwide The world breathed a sigh of relief as a tumultuous 2016 finally rolled to an end. Celebrations from the glorious fireworks over Sydney...

Scandal-plagued Brazilian president oversees passage of controversial austerity measures

As the Brazilian economy continues to experience its worst recession in decades, the government has opted to pursue an unprecedented austerity program over the...

Ban Ki-moon as United Nations Secretary-General: a look back

The 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, steps down on Dec. 31, 2016 after 10 years, or two consecutive five-year terms in...

Mosul: As siege continues, humanitarian crises intensify

As the U.S.-backed Iraqi government and its allied forces continue the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-occupied city of Mosul,...

This week around the world Dec. 15-22

Dec. 15 South China Sea A Chinese naval vessel picked up an underwater drone operated by the United States leading to a diplomatic standoff and speculation...

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Arts & Culture

A judgement day: Palahniuk’s latest

The scariest thing about Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day is that it’s not as scary as real life. Don’t get me wrong: It’s terrifying. It’s...

Opinion

Viking Voices: Brandee Dudzic

Brandee Dudzic is a Portland State student in the Conflict Resolution Program. On Friday morning, June 29, at exactly 3:09 am, my phone rang. I...