A Malaysian voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her ballot in the general elections at a polling station in Pekan, Pahang state, Malaysia, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Malaysians have begun voting in emotionally charged national elections that could see the long-ruling coalition ousted after nearly 56 years in power. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Spring 2016 Edition is Out!

We would like to give a personal thank you to all our writers and contributors for your hard work through this semester! GlobalVU’s Spring 2016 print edition is out. You can find and read the PDF version…


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Kashmir: India’s Problem Province

By Shelby House   In early April, the Indian cricket team competed against the West Indies in the World T20 semifinals. At the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar (part of Indian-administered Kashmir), local…


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The Rebuilding of Palmyra

By Isabelle Sagraves   On March 27, 2016, the ancient city of Palmyra was recaptured from the Islamic State by Syrian forces, but the city that they recaptured was not the same as the city…



Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (C) attends a wreath-laying ceremony with members of the High Military Council at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

Erdogan Versus the Parallel State

By Javan Latson   Another blow was struck against democracy in Turkey this past week. Policemen with orders from the Turkish court stormed the headquarters of Turkey’s most popular newspaper, Zaman. Far from a peaceful…


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The Beginning of a Central American Spring

By Bella Jones   The Northern Triangle, a region in Central America encompassing Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, is known to harbor some of the most notorious criminals involved in illegal drug trafficking.  Additionally, this…


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The Pope and the Patriarch: Mending the Schism

By Isabelle Sagraves   On February 12th, 2016, the world watched as a historic meeting took place between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. The two leaders held discussions in Cuba…



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Liberia’s Post-Ebola Health Crisis

By Dustin Cai Even though Liberia has been declared Ebola-free since May of 2015 with the last known case to occur in that November, it is no time to relax for Liberia and its healthcare…


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Britain’s EU Negotiations

By Daria Berstell The United Kingdom’s future membership in the European Union has, in recent years, come into question, with “Brexit” – Britain leaving the EU, becoming increasingly probable. In 2013, in a bid to…