The Return of The Rising Sun?

Grant Welby, JHU: Chapter 2, Article 9 “The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.” It was in these solemn terms on May 3, 1947 that the government and people of Japan swore off ever fighting another […]

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Uncertainty Looms as Argentinian Elections Near

Alex Sadler, JHU: Argentina is not new to political uncertainty. The soccer-crazed, meat-loving country has faced countless military coups and has historically fluctuated between populism and right-wing dictatorship. Today, democratically stable Argentina meets a different challenge. With a troubling economy and a polarizing president, Argentina faces a presidential election next month. Daniel Scioli, current governor […]

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Papal Priorities

Theodore Kupfer, JHU: Pope Francis made waves this week. The Pope whose public statements have endeared him to a swath of Americans not given to lavish praise of Catholicism while producing skepticism in others more accustomed to admiring Vatican outlooks, gave his address in the middle of a multi-city tour of the United States. His […]

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The Disenchantment

William Theodorou, JHU: In January, the Greek people cheered as their newly elected Prime Minister spoke of his intentions to end austerity and bring “dignity” back to his people. On August 20, 2015, only seven months into his heralded first term, he resigned. His resignation came after a summer riddled with administrative incompetency, a moot […]

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