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Marcus Mamourian

Undergraduate at New York University

The New Political Engine of Greece: Syriza!

On January 25th, the Greek leftist political party Syriza took control of parliament under the leadership of new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. While the many predicted the victory, the shock was still felt through the EU. Responses to this radical…

0 Comments / 904 View / February 22, 2015

Review: Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters By Michael S. Roth

What does a liberal education mean? What are the liberal arts and why are they inherently significant to American education? What place does liberal learning take in an increasingly expensive and job-oriented higher education system? These are questions that Wesleyan…

0 Comments / 659 View / November 28, 2014

Abduction in Estonia

One claims kidnapping; the other claims lawful arrest. On Friday, September 5th, an Estonian man disappeared on the cusp of the Estonian-Russian border, near the town of Luhamaa, Estonia. Officials in Estonia report that Eston Kohver, working for the Internal…

0 Comments / 130 View / September 15, 2014

No End in Sight: Local Militias Battle in Libya

In recent weeks the international community has seen a surge of violence in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and its surrounding regions—the most costly and destructive violence since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The unceasing bloodshed in…

0 Comments / 222 View / September 2, 2014

Humanitarian Jihadists in Syria

If you are planning on entering the United States with Syrian Customs stamp in your passport, prepare yourself to go through some heavy questioning—at the least. Having seen a spike in foreign fighters flocking to the civil war in Syria…

2 Comments / 536 View / August 4, 2014

Arming the Syrian Opposition: The Perils of Choosing Sides

With the Syrian conflict seeping into the heart of Iraq as the Sunni extremist group ISIS continues to gain territory, President Obama has made an appeal to Congress for a $500 million fund to arm and train the “appropriately vetted…

1 Comment / 229 View / July 6, 2014