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Syrian war hits home for Fresno State professor

Hagop Ohanessian is grateful for the life he lives in the U.S. As a Fresno State Armenian Studies professor, he cherishes the chance to go to work every day and make a difference in the lives of his students. Every ...

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Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

Genocide. That was a word that Pope Francis used in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. The Pope ...

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Avoiding Iraq War III

No boots on the ground – for now. Whether you know it or not, or whether you choose to believe it, the United States is in a state of war. We’re not at war with any specific nation, but with ...

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Constitution Day panel discusses US foreign policy in the Middle East

Fresno State celebrated Constitution Day Wednesday by hosting a campus forum to discuss the constitutionality of America’s foreign policy actions in the Middle East. Constitution Day, formerly known as Citizenship Day, was established by a law passed by Congress in ...

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Obama to detail ISIS strategy in speech

Don Lee and W.J. Hennigan contributed to this report / Los Angeles Times (MCT) President Barack Obama plans to address the nation today to outline a broader offensive against Sunni militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a ...

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ISIS poses threat to embattled region

In recent months, the world has become captivated with the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS), a jihadist group showcasing new methods of extremism. Having declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria and harnessed social media as a communication tool ...

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Much more important than a tan suit

Did you know that President Barack Obama gave a speech wearing a tan suit last week? If you didn’t, you clearly haven’t been on the Internet for a week. People were busy with a flood of commentary about the color ...

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President Obama’s credibility dilemma

Our president, secretary of state and those who agree with them are fools. 

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Aiding our attackers

Today is the 12th anniversary of the trajectory changing Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. How interesting that our president, secretary of state and myriad members of Congress stand ready to unleash bombs on a Middle Eastern nation. 

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Rounding out the Rebels

The Huffington Post reported that Christian groups in Syria are rather fearful about the rebels overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad. 

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Congress considers Syria strikes

By Jesse Franz Despite support in Congress for military action against Syria, some Fresno State faculty and students remain wary of involvement.

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A Wise Decision: The British vote on Syria

Thursday, the British Parliament voted not to aid the Syrian rebels militarily. The New York Times reported that David Cameron’s government had hoped for the opposite. 

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Students, faculty sound off on U.S. conflict with Syria

Fresno State students and faculty responded to the mounting evidence that the United States may use military force against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after allegations that chemical weapons were used in the country’s civil war.

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