Contradiction and Ambivalence: Mexico’s Cold War and the United States

Image Caption: Former Mexican President López Mateos (left) was one of several presidents to navigate a complex and often contradictory Cold War foreign policy that tended to strain Mexican relations with the United States. With the Allies’ victory […]

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The Disappearance and Murder of Claudina Velasquez: A Story of Gender ...

Image Caption: Velásquez Paiz et al. v. Guatemala in the Inter-American Court revealed Guatemala’s failure to address stereotyping and gender-based violence against women. “I won’t allow the authorities to let my daughter become just another [Guatemalan] murder statistic”[1]. […]

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The Oslo Peace Process: The Collapse of Coherence in the Israeli-Pales ...

Image Caption: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat shake hands at the signing of the 1993 Oslo Declaration of Principles. Introduction The Oslo Peace Process was the first direct, bi-lateral […]

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Financing Revolution, Subversion, and Terror: How Armed Non-State Acto ...

Image Caption: Armed non-state actors like Hezbollah require a dependable source of funding, and various factors may affect the diversity of such funding. Introduction Money is the lubricant to any political or military machine, and effective […]

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Using Koreanness: Fostering the Growth of the Republic of Korea

Image Caption: Former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, elected in 1997, pursued an open-ended “Sunshine Policy” with North Korea in hopes of bettering relations between the two countries. Introduction The state’s role in defining the […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...

Written by Will Howard-Waddingham A string of recent allegations against Justin Trudeau have left his government in turmoil and his political future in doubt. The scandal revolves around a criminal …

Why Does the Military Stay in Power aft ...

Written by Maegan Liew Chew Min Introduction In The Republic, Plato likened auxiliaries to watch-dogs, and warned of them turning into wolves that turn upon the sheep they are meant to …

Book Reviews

Review of the Return: Fathers, Sons, an ...

Written by Juanita Garcia In the Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between, author Hisham Matar chronicles his quest for and reconciliation of his Libyan identity as told through his crusade to …

Review: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis ...

John Lewis Gaddis’ most recent book certainly puts the ‘grand’ in Grand Strategy. It spans roughly 2,500 years of history and draws upon the works and deeds of individuals ranging …

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