3Qs: The US response to ISIS

On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS tar­gets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move Pres­i­dent Obama had no choice but to make, says assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Max Abrahms.

3Qs: Representing a new Syria

Northeastern’s Inter­na­tional Rela­tions Council (IRC) recently sent a del­e­ga­tion to the South­east Regional Model Arab League com­pe­ti­tion to rep­re­sent Syria. The North­eastern del­e­ga­tion took a non­tra­di­tional approach, choosing to attend as the Syrian National Council, which is leading the uprising against the gov­ern­ment of Bashar al-​​Assad. We asked IRC pres­i­dent Lara Cole to explain the club’s approach to the com­pe­ti­tion, in which North­eastern tied for first place.