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Letter to the Editor: Notion that Trump is to credit for possible peace on Korean Peninsula is misguided

May 30, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Many have weighed in and shared their thoughts on recent developments in a promised peace treaty to be signed this year by South and North Korea. Yet I feel that a column written by Wesley Shirola in The Daily Northwestern crediting President Trump for the Panmunjom Declaration, and even possible reunification, requires a response. While I agree it is necessary for the U.S. t...

Shirola: US, North Korea Summit will bring us one step closer to a united Korean Peninsula

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It all started in February at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when South Koreans and North Koreans walked under one united flag for the first time in over a decade. This moving display of unity marked a sign ...

Gresik: Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal, benefits US negotiations with North Korea

Dylan Gresik, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. will benefit in upcoming negotiations with Kim Jong...

Sainati: The U.S. doesn’t need a military parade

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in France last year, President Donald Trump said he wanted to bring the festivities, notably the excessive displays of military power, to the United States. Remarking that the parade “was...

Sainati: Despite qualms, Korean unification might be best chance at peace

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Reports of North and South Korea marching under one flag at the upcoming Olympics have recently made international headlines, as the Games’ location in Pyeongchang, South Korea has sparked tension. Holding one of the most politicized...

Elliott: Media should abandon portrayal of Trump as ‘apocalyptic’ for country

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Many American journalists and writers — from Charles Blow to Maureen Dowd — have spent the last two years essentially prophesying that Donald Trump’s presidency would prove apocalyptic for the United States. When stocks ...

Kang: An anti-war movement is more urgent now than ever

William Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

April 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Recently the threat of war has, like an ominous storm cloud, smothered us with fear. The war machine that we have seen ravage other countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan has only grown with the Trump administration’s...

Journalists discuss experiences as foreign reporters in Cuba

Maddie Jarrard, Reporter

January 24, 2017

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Three days since President Barack Obama left office, three journalists spoke at a panel Monday about the future of journalism in Cuba, a nation with which the former president worked to repair decades of strained relations. The...

Houskeeper: The problems with Northwestern’s social justice warriors

Sam Houskeeper, Guest Columnist

June 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern does not have a large activist community, but it is a place where attempts at dialogue always seem to end up being particularly unproductive. Inability to discuss serious issues could be the result of the lack of...