BBC World News: Washington Post, New York Times Articles (Essay Sample)
Choose at least one of the following news websites OR podcasts and read or listen to one article. Then post your response to what you read/listened to in the following discussion forum. You must provide a brief summary of what you read/listened to--this must be no more than 50 words. Then give your reaction to what you read/listened to--this must be at least 250 words (for a total of at least 300 words). You must put your word count at the top of your posting.
You must also respond to at least one of your classmates' responses. Your response must be at least 100 words. Put the word count at the top of your response. Any response that does not meet the minimum word count will receive reduced points.
BBC World News
The Washington Post
The New York Times
This American Life
The Diane Rehm Show
I chose an article from BBC News that is about the Syrian Conflict in the Middle East. The article indicates that a United Nations convoy carrying humanitarian Aid to Syria was attacked. The belligerents namely the Syrian Army and the rebel groups have both denied responsibility for the attack.
The article is an informative piece on the current civil war in Syria. This is evident from the information gleaned from the article. One can conclude that the action will have significant repercussions on the peace process in Syria. The attack has destroyed the credibility of the Syrian government and its goodwill with international players such as the sliving in the Aleppo region. The lack of crucial medical and food supplies will exacerbate the already fraught condition of the civilians in Syria.
The war has seen a significant influx of Syrian refugees into Europe. This affects the security situation in Europe and increases tensions in border nations like Turkey. The attack has coincided with the lapse in the ceasefire agreement between the warring parties. The resumption of hostilities will contribute to the continued destabilization of the entire Middle East region. Lack of a sustainable peace affect global peace. The economic and social impact of war will be felt for years to come. Resources that could be used in developing the region will be used to buy arms. The result is limited investment in the future of the Syrian community. As a result of this conflict, Syria will be unable to contribute to the...
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