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The Beginning of the Mexican-American War 1845-1847

By Allie Reed ’13 [cetsEmbedGmap src=,-78.662109&spn=12.082741,32.124023 width=600 height=425 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=3 scrolling=no] Although the cause of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was rooted in American expansionism, the war was ultimately caused by the desire to protect the interests of the United … Continue reading

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Political Parties and US Foreign Policy

By Allie Reed ’13 In his lecture, “Political Parties and U.S. Foreign Policy”, James Mann offered an interesting take on the relationship between foreign policy and the domestic policies of the two major political parties. Mann emphasized that political parties … Continue reading

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The Twilight War

By Allie Reed ’13 This week, I attended the Philip Zelikow lecture at the Clarke Forum. This event focused on Zelikow’s notion of a “Twilight War” and began with personal 9/11 stories from two students, as well as a guided meditation. … Continue reading

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