30th Anniversary of the Spitak Earthquake in Armenia

Thirty years ago today, on December 7, 1988, a 6.9 earthquake devastated Armenia. Also known as the Spitak earthquake due to the fault rupture’s proximity to the town of Spitak, the massive quake hit a densely populated region in Armenia. At least 25,000 died, …

Senator McCain Spoke Out Against Torture and Stood Up for the Geneva Conventions

Senator John McCain—a long-serving legislator and a fierce advocate of the Geneva Conventions—passed away on Saturday, August 25, at the age of 81. As a prisoner in North Vietnam from …