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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 tagged as “democracy”
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…
Why Do Chinese Liberal Intellectuals and Dissidents Support Trump?
BY XIANTAO WANG ON MARCH 20, 2021
If you were watching the Republican National Convention in August last year, you may have spotted something interesting: a blind Chinese dissident named Chen Guangcheng…
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…
Asian Values: A Political Narrative To Erode LGBTQ Rights Today?
BY ANONYMOUS AUTHOR ON JANUARY 22, 2021
The concept of Asian Values is by no means a new concept today, however, what does it really mean in today’s political contexts, particularly for…
The Mail Has Always Been Political
BY GRACE CHOPRA WHITTEN ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Among my peers and on the black hole that is the Twittersphere, I have seen a slew of comments expressing disbelief and confusion over the…
Affirmative Action: Back on the Ballot
BY JOSHUA KAY ON OCTOBER 15, 2020
This November, one line could change California dramatically.  Proposition 16 reads simply “That Section 31 of Article 1 [of the California Constitution] thereof is repealed”. …
The Modern American Colony: Puerto Rico
BY MEGAN PAGADUAN ON JANUARY 21, 2020
“TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.” The three-word political slogan at the forefront of the American Revolution and the foundation of our “democratic-republic.” Although the history of “taxation…
State Capture: Corruption Personified
BY VIDHI PRASAD ON JANUARY 15, 2020
Kevin Ramatsi, an 11th grader from South Africa, says corruption takes children away from schooling. “Gangsterism, violence and bullying is prevalent in schools. Kids are…
Preserve Hong Kong’s autonomy for economic prosperity
BY JOYCE MA ON APRIL 20, 2019
Hong Kong’s peculiar yet privileged position as China’s only liberal spot is coming to an end much faster than anyone has anticipated. Although the Heritage…
Malaysia: Lessons on Institutional Roadblocks to Climate Change Adaptation
BY ISABEL CHOLBI ON APRIL 15, 2019
It is one of the world’s most tragic ironies that the most detrimental impacts of climate change will accrue to the countries that have had…
Poland’s Illiberal Trajectory Continues to Challenge the European Union
BY ELENA KLONSKY ON APRIL 10, 2019
Every year in Poland, Narodowe Święto Niepodległości, or the Polish Independence Day, is celebrated in Warsaw, commemorating the anniversary of the restoration of a sovereign…
Why the 2020 Census Will be Fundamentally Undemocratic (and we cannot fix it in time)
BY JAYA BLANCHARD ON JANUARY 2, 2019
Did you know that the 2010 United States census missed upwards of 400,000 Latino children? Doing so rendered them effectively invisible in the eyes of…
The Maldives in Crisis – But What Do Yameen?
BY SHENALI PILAPITIYA ON NOVEMBER 23, 2018
The turbulent political developments of the Maldives now, more than ever, have proven twofold: manifesting in both local political power-plays, and larger geopolitical conflict. This…
D10, Democracy, and Donald
BY PERLA SHAHEEN ON NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Since 2014, a group of high-ranking officials from leading democratic nations have held secret meetings each year to discuss protecting the liberal world order. Who’s…
The Elusive Lesson of Birmingham
BY JENNIFER LI ON MAY 20, 2018
In a CNN opinion piece, Democrats, Please Learn from Birmingham, Bakari Seller argues that engaging black voters rather than white working-class voters should be the…
What Really Happened to Egyptian Democracy?
BY FARAH ORABY ON APRIL 30, 2018
Egyptians went to the polls on March 24th of this year. El-Sisi, Egypt’s current President ran for a second term in an election described by Human…
Barred from the Ballot Box: Felon Disenfranchisement in America
BY ANA SINGH ON APRIL 2, 2018
Six million American adults are legally ineligible to vote, members of a group whose ranks have roughly quintupled over the past 40 years. In Kentucky…
How Catalonia Can Help Itself and the Rest of Spain
BY NATHAN FILLINGIM-SELK ON MARCH 27, 2018
In a Business Insider political piece, “Here’s why Catalonia should secede from Spain, and why it won’t” former Catalan MP Alfons López Tena argues in…
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Israeli-Arab diplomatic breakthroughs mean little for West Bank residents August 2020 —A crowd of hundreds...
What Makes a Terrorist, What Makes an Ally
BY GARRETT LAYTON
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