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A Problem Like Maria

By Anne Hicks Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria, a smaller yet significantly more devastating storm. The destruction of the island, in the wake of Maria’s massive winds…

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The Continual Cold War Redux

By Noah Butler On December 26, 1991, the USSR officially dissolved when the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union voted the country out of existence. Since that historic day, which saw the end of one…

Trump’s Habit of Abandonment

By Jessica McHale Traditionally, American presidents have encouraged diplomacy and peace through treaties and international agreements before resorting to threats or violence, as that is one of the most significant shared values demonstrated by democracies…

A crowd protests against government corruption outside the parliament of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, September 30, 2015.

Corruption in the Rainbow Nation

By James Raubenheimer The idealism, optimism, and hope that spurred from post-apartheid South Africa brought the country ahead and away from its recent dark past. Such a trend can be seen across many countries and…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christion Social Union (CSU) in Munich, Germany, on May 27, 2017, MATTHIAS BALK/AFP/Getty Images

Angela Merkel is no liberal

By Vikram Chaudhuri With the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, many liberal pundits found themselves in shock as a man who blatantly disregarded our constitutional norms and questioned America’s…

A view of the Citadel in the city of Kirkuk, December, 12 2005

A Nation Without a State: The Kurds

By Emma Dahill All across the globe there is evidence that nationalist movements are on the rise. The most famous example is, of course, the Brexit vote, but that is far from the only one….

A Greek woman holds a flag in front of the Greek parliament during a protest, June 11, 2011, Athens, Greece.

Greece A Decade After the Recession: What Happened?

By Thomas Bell In 2001, Greece adopted the euro as it integrated itself into the European Union.  While the government accumulated substantial debt to pay for expensive social programs, further growth occurred throughout the first decade of…