The Silent Cost of Ethiopia’s Internal Conflict

By Stanley Shapiro Despite its global importance, the ongoing fighting between the Ethiopian Federal Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPL), the regional ruling party of Tigray, Ethiopia, is relatively unknown to much of the world. This is mainly due to a lack of reporting from inside Ethiopia, as well as a general global ignorance of conflict in Africa. However, despite this lack of … Continue reading The Silent Cost of Ethiopia’s Internal Conflict

Is the Future of Monarchy at Stake?

By Kezia Dickson On March 7th, 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex conducted an interview with Oprah Winfrey that shocked the world. Prior to this interview, members of the royal family rarely ever shared information relating to their personal lives. The last family member to speak out against the royal family was the late Princess of Wales, Diana in her 1995 interview with Martin … Continue reading Is the Future of Monarchy at Stake?

Israel’s Vaccine Rollout Provides Hope—But At What Cost?

By Rebecca Roth Israel is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world right now, and that’s all thanks to the country’s size, centralized healthcare system, and the deal it has struck with Pfizer: “vaccines for data.” While the ability to vaccinate their citizens and prove the effectiveness of the vaccine is an amazing opportunity, the question remains: at what cost? Is the promised … Continue reading Israel’s Vaccine Rollout Provides Hope—But At What Cost?

All Eyes on Biden’s Approach towards North Korea

By Hadley Kim On February 4th, 2021, President Biden outlined the blueprint for US foreign policy under his administration during his remarks on ‘America’s Place in the World’. In the speech, he laid out his plans to tackle international issues such as the military coup in Burma and China’s economic abuses in addition to commitments to strengthen existing alliances with the closest friends of the … Continue reading All Eyes on Biden’s Approach towards North Korea

Ending the Yemeni Civil War Could Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East

By Rebecca Roth The US is partially responsible for the duration of the civil war in Yemen. But that does not mean that America can suddenly withdraw and pretend that its objectives have been achieved. The civil war has destabilized the region and the country and is responsible for a large humanitarian crisis. The war is no longer being fought by only two sides. Rather, … Continue reading Ending the Yemeni Civil War Could Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East

The January 6 Insurrection in the Eyes of the International Community

Kate Van Dusen A note to the reader: The aim of this compilation of international news headlines from January of 2021 is to provide a glimpse into how the US Capitol insurrection was viewed by nations around the world, and the impact that those events had on America’s overall global reputation. I purposefully did not add my own comments about these headlines, as to create … Continue reading The January 6 Insurrection in the Eyes of the International Community

A Climactic End to a Concerning Beginning

By Kezia Dickson On January 6, 2021, angry supporters of President Trump stormed the United States Capitol in protest against the certification of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory by the United States Congress. President Trump’s supporters attacked the capital in an attempt to overturn the election results. The riot resulted in broken glass, busted doors with graffiti, and stolen federal property, one of … Continue reading A Climactic End to a Concerning Beginning

Chinese Economic Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa Takes A Wrong Turn

By Kezia Dickson Sub-Saharan Africa has greatly relied on the financial assistance from Western democracies to stimulate their economies. However, the economic dependence on the West is changing course as the region leans towards greater economic dependence on the East. This East encapsulates one country: China. China has been expanding its economic assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to research conducted by the Brookings Institute , … Continue reading Chinese Economic Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa Takes A Wrong Turn

Why Putin’s Strategy to Revive Russia Worked

By Stanley Shapiro Over the last two decades, Russia has slowly dragged itself up in the global hierarchy. Now, it not only wields influence across the world, but also maintains a far improved quality of life domestically. This change was far from inevitable, though. At the end of the nineties, many in the U.S. Government believed Russia could be “safely ignored.” While today we easily … Continue reading Why Putin’s Strategy to Revive Russia Worked