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Britain and its Potential EU Exit

Britain and its Potential EU Exit

By James Xu ’18 About two weeks ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron amped up his rhetoric while negotiating his demands with the European Union, claiming that the “status quo… Read more »

Indian PM Modi Defeated in Bihar State Elections

Indian PM Modi Defeated in Bihar State Elections

By Christopher Specht ‘19 Last year, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Hindu nationalist party, was elected Prime Minister of India amidst a wave of popularity. Modi’s… Read more »

Myanmar Holds Free Elections for the First Time in 50 Years

Myanmar Holds Free Elections for the First Time in 50 Years

By Casey McClaren ’17 On November 8th, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) held free elections following five decades of military rule and rigged the elections. The National League for Democracy,… Read more »

Ouattara Re-elected as Ivory Coast’s President

Ouattara Re-elected as Ivory Coast’s President

By Hailey Brace ’19 On October 25, 2015, the citizens of Ivory Coast cast their ballots in the country’s first presidential election since 2010. That was the year that current… Read more »

Islamic State Earning Millions from Oil

Islamic State Earning Millions from Oil

By Christopher Specht ‘19 The Islamic State has been moving toward sustaining itself and its brand of extremism largely through its sale of oil. Oil is its largest source of… Read more »

Xi Jinping’s Visit to the U.K. Causes Controversy Surrounding Human Rights Concerns

Xi Jinping’s Visit to the U.K. Causes Controversy Surrounding Human Rights Concerns

By Christina Xu ’18 Marking a so-called “golden era” in Chinese-English relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on his first state visit to the U.K. this past Tuesday. The president,… Read more »

North Korea: The Eve of Transformation?

North Korea: The Eve of Transformation?

By James Xu ’18 Last week, North Korea held a parade in the street of Pyongyang to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Workers Party, the communist regime that has… Read more »

Russian Drone Downed in Turkey

Russian Drone Downed in Turkey

By Christopher Specht ‘19 International tension regarding Syria is now at an all-time high. The international community is battling the growing influence of the Islamic State in the region and… Read more »

US Announces Plans to Retain Troops in Afghanistan Past 2017

US Announces Plans to Retain Troops in Afghanistan Past 2017

By Christina Xu ’18 After a year-long siege, the Taliban finally seized the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in a surprise attack earlier this month. They were, however, forced out by… Read more »

ISIS – Affiliated Militants Release Video of Hostages in Philippines

ISIS – Affiliated Militants Release Video of Hostages in Philippines

By Casey McClaren ’17 This week, a video of four hostages of Islamic militants in the Philippines was released. The hostages are believed to have been kidnapped on September 2,… Read more »

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