Current Ripon News

Colucci on Obama’s foreign policy strategies

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, wrote an opinion piece criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy positions that was published by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the full article. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2015/01/30/obamas-foreign-policy-has-left-the-world-in-a-mess Calling it “a foreign policy vacuum,” Colucci asserts that… Continue reading

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Colucci: The U.S. has a moral imperative to destroy the Islamic State

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about the necessity of destroying the Islamic State (also iknown as ISIS or ISIL). He says there is no ambiguity on its… Continue reading

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Colucci: America Must Stop Making Excuses in Iraq

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about the necessity of destroying the Islamic State in Iraq to help fund and support the Syrian army. Read Colucci’s entire U.S.… Continue reading

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Colucci Writes on Asia in U.S. News & World Report

Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government and director of the national security studies program at Ripon College recently penned two columns for U.S. News & World Report that related to the United States’ involvement in Asia. His February 27 column, “Horror on Our Watch,” compared conditions in North Korea to atrocities committed in Poland, the Soviet Union, and… Continue reading

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Colucci Weighs in on Syria Debate

In a U.S. News & World Report article posted on Sep.1, 2013, Lamont Colucci, Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College and coordinator of the National Security Studies program, called on the Obama administration “to develop a concrete and definitive plan for removing the Assad regime…” In the article, Colucci claims the necessity for military intervention is justified… Continue reading

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Messitte Delivers First Lecture at Ripon College

American foreign policy historically has been divided between a mix of idealism and realism, and only an appropriate mix of the two is in the best interests of the United States, says Ripon College President Zach P. Messitte. Messitte helped launch the College’s annual Alumni Weekend as well as the new Summer Heritage Lecture Series on Friday with his first… Continue reading

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