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    Sheila Archambault

    Staff Writer

    Sheila is a staff writer for Charged Affairs and an national security professional working in Washington, D.C. for the federal government. She focuses on counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Sheila graduated with an M.A. in international affairs from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. in international studies with a focus on the Middle East from the University of St. Thomas.

Twenty Years After Columbine

The high number of mass shootings are a growing societal concern, and solutions must be multifaceted. Addressing media coverage glorifying shooters and destigmatizing mental health problems are two important aspects of such a multifaceted approach.

Can the U.S. Senate Reshape the Yemen War

As the Trump Administration has been unwilling to confront Saudi Arabia over Yemen, Congress should step in. The Senate has made the first move, but the House must follow suit to show the world US foreign policy is anchored in its human rights ideals.

France’s Multicultural Challenge

French internal policies must change to help forge a new multicultural France, where immigrants can celebrate their heritage, practice the religion of their choosing and still be French.

Understanding the DRC’s Presidential Elections

DRC election results show one of the greatest challenges for the international community, supporting a faltering democracy while expressing concern over potentially inaccurate election results.

Racism and the Fight Against Terrorism

In August 2017, Spain became the latest European target of terrorism when a Moroccan-born man struck pedestrians with a van in Barcelona, killing 14 people and injuring dozens of others. Unlike many of the country’s European neighbors, such as France, in the recent past Spain appeared safe from terrorist attacks. Spain has not had a…

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Twenty Years After Columbine

The high number of mass shootings are a growing societal concern, and solutions must be multifaceted. Addressing media coverage glorifying shooters and destigmatizing mental health problems are two important aspects of such a multifaceted approach.

Can the U.S. Senate Reshape the Yemen War

As the Trump Administration has been unwilling to confront Saudi Arabia over Yemen, Congress should step in. The Senate has made the first move, but the House must follow suit to show the world US foreign policy is anchored in its human rights ideals.

France’s Multicultural Challenge

French internal policies must change to help forge a new multicultural France, where immigrants can celebrate their heritage, practice the religion of their choosing and still be French.

Understanding the DRC’s Presidential Elections

DRC election results show one of the greatest challenges for the international community, supporting a faltering democracy while expressing concern over potentially inaccurate election results.

Racism and the Fight Against Terrorism

In August 2017, Spain became the latest European target of terrorism when a Moroccan-born man struck pedestrians with a van in Barcelona, killing 14 people and injuring dozens of others. Unlike many of the country’s European neighbors, such as France, in the recent past Spain appeared safe from terrorist attacks. Spain has not had a…

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