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June 15, 2021
UNITED STATES
The Case for Military Justice Reform
BY ETHAN MORALES
For eight years, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced the same bill in...
Voting Behind Bars: Why Incarceration Should Not Limit the Right to Vote
BY SANJANA MANJESHWAR
On March 2, as congressmembers considered the For the People Act, a bill that would...
WORLD
The Child Made Your Chocolate
BY GARRETT LAYTON
Modern Slavery Individuals at the bottom in a supply chain are often separated from the...
Trauma Such as This in Peacetime: The Story of the 2020 Belarusian Protests
BY KATHERINE BOOSKA
“I saw bruises that covered their entire bodies...I was particularly struck by a bruise on...
CALIFORNIA
Weathering the Storm: How California Needs to Adapt to Sea Level Rise
BY ERIKA HSU
The classic postcard image of beautiful wide, sandy beaches in California is under threat by...
Cash v. Climate Change: A Dangerous Mix for CA Politics
BY IZZY VINYARD
In recent years, the world has been focusing its collective policy making efforts towards combating...
Posts published in “World”
The Child Made Your Chocolate
BY GARRETT LAYTON ON APRIL 26, 2021
Modern Slavery Individuals at the bottom in a supply chain are often separated from the product of their labor, and insufficiently acknowledged as individuals. Chocolate…
Trauma Such as This in Peacetime: The Story of the 2020 Belarusian Protests
BY KATHERINE BOOSKA ON APRIL 21, 2021
“I saw bruises that covered their entire bodies…I was particularly struck by a bruise on the face of one of the patients. It had the…
Dire COVID Conditions Grip Brazil 
BY ANNAPURNAJOHNSON ON APRIL 20, 2021
Dire COVID Conditions Grip Brazil  Brazil is currently the worst place on Earth for COVID-19. The nation has the highest rate of new cases compared…
Resistance Beyond Borders: HK19 Meets Myanmar’s Anti-Coup Movement
BY SHENALI PILAPITIYA ON APRIL 16, 2021
The recent Myanmar Coup is hardly unprecedented. Myanmar was governed by a military dictatorship from 1962 to 2011, leaving the country under the iron fist…
Everything You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine: Part 2
BY EMMA LAPINSKY ON APRIL 14, 2021
It’s over in a second. A quick prick and then you’re done. You don’t feel any different in the moment, but that tiny shot has…
Imprisonment of controversial dissenter sparks protests across Russia
BY ZOEFOREST ON APRIL 7, 2021
Russian politician and activist Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow on January 17, after five months spent recovering in a German hospital from a near fatal…
Can India Live Up to its International Role as The World’s Largest Democracy?
BY ROSHUN SUNDER ON FEBRUARY 13, 2021
Following the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019, India thrust itself into the global spotlight. The legislation quickly gained notoriety for fast-tracking…
Confronting China: The Best Deterrence Lies in a Multilateral Alliance
BY TRAE SEBASTIAN ON FEBRUARY 9, 2021
In my last article, I detailed some of the strategic and technological changes that the U.S. needs to make to its military strategy to successfully…
Violent protests continue in Peru over government corruption
BY ANNAPURNAJOHNSON ON FEBRUARY 5, 2021
On November 9th, 2020, the President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, was ousted from office by the Peruvian Congress. Vizcarra was popular and supported by the…
The Man Behind Al Masri In Life and Now Death
BY GARRETT LAYTON ON JANUARY 14, 2021
Osama bin Laden’s body slid into the North Arabian Seas from a US warship within twenty four hours of his assassination on May 2, 2011,…
Confronting China: Restoring U.S. Military Hegemony in East Asia
BY TRAE SEBASTIAN ON JANUARY 10, 2021
Over the last decade, Americans of all political parties have been waking up to the threat posed by China. With rapidly growing military and economic…
A Modern Genocide
BY EMMA LAPINSKY ON DECEMBER 31, 2020
It started in 2017. Qelbinur Sedik was 47 and a teacher at Uighur Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang. Sedik was told she was required to…
Lockdown within a Lockdown: COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip
BY ZOEFOREST ON DECEMBER 23, 2020
On August 25, the Gaza Strip went into lockdown after a family of four that had recently returned from the West Bank tested positive for…
Conflict Rages between Armenia and Azerbaijan 
BY ANNAPURNAJOHNSON ON DECEMBER 17, 2020
On September 27, 2020, a decades-old conflict began between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a territory called Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as an Azerbaijan territory,…
Saudi Prince Signals Frustration With Palestinian Leadership
BY GARRETT LAYTON ON DECEMBER 9, 2020
Saudi Arabia has been a crucial ally to the Palestinian struggle for statehood, supporting with diplomacy and finance essentially since the cause commenced in the…
A Precarious Peace: Israeli-Jordanian Relations 
BY SHENALI PILAPITIYA ON DECEMBER 3, 2020
The 1994 Israeli-Jordan Peace Treaty ushered in an unprecedented era of diplomatic relations, brokering peace between an Arab nation and Israel in ways previously unimaginable.…
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Trafficking of Sweden’s Migrants
BY ALI HASAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2020
In times as politically uncertain and turbulent as these, it is tempting to idolize countries that appear idyllic. For many, Sweden is that utopic model…
BLM Protests Challenge France’s Colorblindness
BY ZOEFOREST ON NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Justice Pour Adama As Assa Traoré, a French anti-racism activist of Malian descent, followed the murder of George Floyd in late May 2020 and the…
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