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Haiyan: A Preventable Crisis?

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, we can only look at the scale of the storm’s damage with horror. Indeed, weather experts deemed Haiyan to be significantly more intense than Hurricane Katrina in its peak, with sustained wind speeds reaching 196 MPH. It is in times like these that Mother Nature likes to remind us of how powerless … Continue reading

Get Involved

Since we live in New York City – an international hub overflowing with resources –  it only seems right to make the most of everything happening around us. As it can get a bit overwhelming with the plethora of opportunities taking place right here in NYC, here is a break down of events that you can attend to … Continue reading

How Much Do We Not Know?

And lastly, Alison’s post: Reported by various news outlets, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying and collecting information on German Chancellor Angela Merkel through her very own cell phone since 2002, rendering over a decade of breached trust. As we are unsure of the exact reasons why the U.S. government would tap into … Continue reading

The Little Bully that Couldn’t

Raj’s Response: I think it’s safe for us to say that there is no one, enemy or otherwise, who is exempt from American observation. First and foremost, we need to backtrack. The “allegations” that we bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone arose as a result of leaked N.S.A. documents (thanks, Snowden). It horrifies me that an … Continue reading

Can Someone Please Tell the NSA That This Is Not the 1970s?

Here’s Sami’s response: So only a week ago, it was revealed that the NSA had been listening in on the calls of our close allies, including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Later, the Spanish government issued a warning to Washington that there could be a “potential breakdown of trust” between the two governments amidst allegations … Continue reading

The NSA Game is Now Harder to Play

This week, we asked our bloggers to respond to the National Security Agency’s decision to bug German Chacellor Angela Merkel’s phone from 2002 to 2013. Check in every day this week to read a different side of the story, as told by our JPIA writers. – – – Here’s what Kathy had to say: Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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