First Place — On the Shores of Bab-el-Mandeb: Assessing China’s F ...

Image caption:  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Camp Lemonnier walk on the deck of the Chinese hospital ship, Ark Peace, in the Port of Djibouti, August 28, 2017. (Source) This essay was originally published in the […]

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Second Place — Marine Biodiversity Protection in the Arctic: A Prop ...

This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Abstract As global climate change accelerates sea ice loss in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica while the size of […]

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Third Place — A Critical Examination of Israeli LGBT Advancements: G ...

Image taken by Surbhi Bharadwaj (’20). This essay appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International studies. Introduction Vibrant rainbow-colored flags dot the crowd. People of all gender and sexual identities […]

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Shaping Saddam: How the Media Mythologized A Monster — Honorable Me ...

This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Saddam Hussein was not involved in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This was known in the chaotic […]

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A Theory of International AI Coordination: Strategic implications of p ...

Image: The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division at the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. […]

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The Future of Unipolarity

After the bipolar world order ended with the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, what was left, some argued, was a new power distribution within the …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Snapshot i ...

South Africa’s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, endearingly called Mama Winnie and “Mother of the Nation,” passed away in early April. A funeral service was held on April 14th, organized by …

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Diffusion of Military ...

Summary In his book ‘The Diffusion of Military Power” Michael C. Horowitz presents an adoption-capacity theory that seeks to explain when and how states successfully adopt military technology and the adopted …

Review: The Future of War: A History

Sir Lawrence Freedman seems to be intent to write history books on subjects usually considered to be outside of the scope of the discipline. His recent book The Future of …

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