Warnings of ‘Domino Effect’ Follow the Forced Evacuation of Daraya

One of the most immediate implications felt from Daraya’s fall is that it has heightened Assad’s confidence that the Syrian government can successfully regain all rebel-controlled land, as the capture of Daraya will likely have a domino effect. Daraya’s siege has upset the opposition effort, while “encouraging the army to believe it was in reach of subduing rebel bastions,” according to Reuters.

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In His Last Tour of Asia, Obama Pushes Trade and the Environment

President Barack Obama, during his last trip to Asia, brought attention to the TPP which represents an American rebalance toward Asia. He argues it will eliminate tariffs and other protectionist measures with the goal of creating jobs and increasing living standards in all member nations.

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Madison Bruce and Aidan Miller: Russia

“Although I do know classmates who made similar trips for the purpose of learning the Russian language, I spent the majority of my time there teaching English instead. Choosing to experience Russia as a teacher as opposed to being a student was a choice that made my time abroad truly unique,” writes Aidan Miller.

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