Articles by: Rohan Dhoopar

The NSA, Big Data, and Privacy (and Captain America)

The NSA, Big Data, and Privacy (and Captain America)

WARNING:  This article contains major spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you have not yet watched the film, I recommend that a. you do so, and b. you do not read this article yet. Thank you in advance for preventing me from ruining your movie-watching and article-reading experiences. In […]

India’s Food Subsidies: “Noble” but Not Enough

India’s Food Subsidies: “Noble” but Not Enough

On September 2, 2013, the upper house of India’s parliament, the Rajya Sabha, approved a landmark bill to increase food subsidy spending for the poor from $4 billion to $20 billion. While it may seem noble in intention, unfortunately for many Indians, the reality remains that these food subsides will […]

by · September 30, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Soldiers from Senegal and Mali train with the U.S. Army's AFRICOM division in order to effectively combat Al-Qaeda's growing presence in the Saharan Desert. In recent months, the move of Al-Qaeda into Africa has initiated violent conflict in Mali. Source: Staff Sgt. Michael R. Noggle

Mali After France

With the Malian capital of Bamako at risk of being overtaken by rebels linked to Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, many thought in January that Mali was lost and would soon to become a failed state. However, France, which previously held Mali as a colony, swept in at the eleventh hour […]

by · March 1, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
A militant member of the terrorist organization PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) stands guard in the mountainous areas of Turkey. The PKK, which advocates  an independent Kurd state, may soon engage in peace talks with the Turkish government. Source: Jim Gordon

Turkey and the PKK

Recently, a Turkish nationalist by the name of Omer Guney murdered three Kurd independence activists in France. Many observers thought that these killings would derail the historic round of peace talks between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a militant faction which seeks to create an independent Kurdish state. […]

by · February 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

In a speech delivered on January 1st of this year, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea called for improved relations with the South. Barely 20 days later, Kim Jong-un announced the North was planning a third nuclear test, letting South Korea know that if it placed any sanctions on […]

by · January 29, 2013 · World
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The Impact of Unemployment on the 2012 Election

A recent poll taken by Gallup finds that over 70% of Americans believe that economic problems, ranging from unemployment and deficit spending to taxes and income inequality, are the biggest issues facing the nation today. When it comes to the 2012 election, it seems the economy is by far the […]

by · November 5, 2012 · United States