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Middlebury Alum Held in Syria, Now Free

By Jason Zhang

September 24, 2014

Peter Theo Curtis, a Middlebury alum who graduated in 1991 with a degree in literary studies, came to the spotlight in late August after he was released by a militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda. He was kept in captivity for more than 22 months in Syria by the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra or by sp...

In Defense of Intervention

By Ben Kinney

September 11, 2013

“I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad ... [that] the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable ... if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons ... you will be held accountable,” President Obama stated last December. However, while Secretary Kerry has now confirmed...

Pandora’s Sarin Box

By Jack Apollo George

September 11, 2013

He didn’t want to tell us the story, but he did. The man at the dinner table this summer had dug up the bodies of murdered Kurds in the early nineties. He had recovered samples in order to help prove that Saddam’s regime had been responsible for using Sarin against defenseless citizens. He was then...

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