Articles by: Conor Linehan

The Lexington Reservoir, seen here during the summer of 2008, is well below capacity for this time of year. Image by Simon Davison.

Parched California: The Golden State’s Severe Drought

President Obama visited Fresno back in February to talk to farmers struggling to make ends meet during this past winter, which was one of the driest on record in California. With countless frightening statistics being released daily, it’s hard not to be scared about the forthcoming consequences of this inevitable […]

by · May 1, 2014 · California
Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked his country's reputation on a successful Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Image by Russian government.

Tensions in Sochi

Deadly bombings. Harsh legislation. Tense relations. These are only some of the problems facing the leaders of Russia as the Sochi Winter Olympics enters its second week. President Vladmir Putin has certainly made a name of himself this past year or so, transforming Russia from the classic Soviet socialist government […]

by · February 13, 2014 · World
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been instrumental in opening up nuclear negotiations with the West. Photo by Iranian Government.

A Deal at Last in Iran

Two weeks ago in Geneva, Switzerland, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton formally announced that the UK, United States, Russia, France, China, and Germany (the P5+1) had reached a nuclear deal with Iran after countless months of negotiations. For some, this deal could not come sooner. However, others despised […]

by · December 4, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
A protest for the Arctic 30 activists in Madrid, Spain

Drama at Greenpeace

Captain Peter Henry Wilcox, USA. Activist Camila Speziale, Argentina. Crewman Colin Russell, Australia. Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan, Britain. These are a mere few of the thirty members of the international environmental organization Greenpeace who are currently being detained in Russia for alleged hooliganism. They face a possible seven years in […]

by · November 10, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Inside the Mind of Bashar Al-Assad

Inside the Mind of Bashar Al-Assad

With all of the horrific events of a destructive rebellion that has reduced flourishing Syrian cities to barren wasteland and left well over 110,000 dead, one may easily wonder what is going on inside the mind of the now infamous president of this crumbling country. Bashar Al-Assad, the leader of […]

by · October 29, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World