Anna Benham, JHU: The Full Text of this Article will be released by midnight on 2/20.Read more "Party First, Country Second"
J.R. Mucciolo, Loyola: As we enter the third week of Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans have already gotten a taste of just how expectedly unpredictable their new Commander-in-Chief will be. Over the course of the election cycle, Trump ran a campaign that seemed to contradict most existing political norms, and if there is anything that we […]Read more "Italy’s Trump"
Adam Bryla, Baruch College: JFK once said, “Domestic policy may defeat us, but it is foreign policy that can actually kill us.” At the end of January, President Trump signed an executive order banning aliens from seven countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive order was met with intense protests […]Read more "President Trump’s Ban on Aliens from Several Countries"
Richard D. Elliott, UMBC: This primary season has showcased the best and worst of American politics. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have both electrified the political scene by bringing disaffected voters back into the political arena. Granted, Sanders’ progressive revolution and Trump’s authoritarian populism are far cries from one another, but they have shown that […]Read more "Restoring Democracy"
Isaac Lunt, JHU: (This Poem was written by Isaac in direct response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Today, refugees have already been detained at airports across the nation, where security officers are following Mr. Trump’s orders.) Mr. Trump, my grandmother was a hidden child in Poland. Mr. Trump, my grandmother’s mother was […]Read more "“My Grandmother Was a Refugee.” 1/28/17."
Matthew Petti, Columbia University: On December 4, Human Rights Watch published a disturbing report on the treatment of Êzîdî genocide survivors by the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government. The police forces of the KRG are enforcing a blockade on Mount Sinjar, an Êzîdî-majority region that was devastated by ISIS, for political reasons, preventing the return […]Read more "Out of the Frying Pan: Êzîdî Genocide Survivors in Iraqi Kurdistan"
Michael Gentile, Johns Hopkins University: An evergreening dollar, a fragile oil agreement, and a constriction of economic options has brought upon a bill-collecting opportunity for Venezuela’s creditors. On pace for 368% inflation by year’s end, Venezuela will begin 2017 with $15 billion of debt staring down a measly $10.9 billion in foreign reserves. Their odds […]Read more "A Prayer to Circling Birds"
J. Otis Russia’s military intervention in the Syrian civil war increased over the past week with the addition of the Admiral Kuznetsov, its only aircraft carrier, to its fleet in the eastern Mediterranean. Russia conducted a series of airstrikes and ship-based missile strikes against rebel groups in Syria in preparation for a major ground offensive […]Read more "All Eyes on the Next Secretary of State"
Richard D. Elliott, UMBC: On Tuesday, November 8th, our country was shaken to the core. A candidate with no experience in politics or the military won – the only President-elect with that dubious distinction – despite trailing in almost all polls and having the lowest favorability ratings of any presidential candidate in American history. Only […]Read more "Where Do We Go From Here: Ideas to Reform the Democratic Party"
Adam Bryla, Baruch College: The U.S. presidential election has finally come to a long and awaited end, and Donald J. Trump is the last man standing. As many have heard from the media’s rhetoric this past week, the results of this election will have many implications in the U.S. and around the world. One of […]Read more "Mr. Trump’s Court"