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First Place – The Armenian Genocide Centennial and the Politics ...

After the bitter winter months, springtime brings hope and warmth to Yerevan, the Armenian capital. As the melting alpine snow gives way to roaring streams, wildflowers push through the sleepy soil, dotting the earth with yawning […]

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Second Place – A Farewell to ‘Dulce et Decorum est’? Constit ...

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori. —Wilfred Owen[1] Since France and the Netherlands rejected a […]

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Third Place – Advancing Deterrence and Eradicating Agency: The 1 ...

“Air power may either end war or end civilization.”  — Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 14 March 1933 In the spring of 1920, British armed forces in Mesopotamia found themselves mired in the largest British-led military engagement […]

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Honorable Mention – China in Africa: The Role of “Non-Official ...

The third world, as it used to be known, is disappearing gradually, as the parts of it that have developed are now concentrating their energies on building up those that have not. – Robert D. Kaplan, […]

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Honorable Mention – Understanding Sexual Warfare in Kashmir: Pre ...

Since the Indian invasion of 1947, the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir has been plagued by fierce armed conflict and political tension. Kashmiri insurgents have organized into over a dozen regionalist rebel groups and demand […]

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On Street-Side Sexism: Global Awareness ...

Global awareness has recently risen about the street harassment experienced by women worldwide. Though there is little consistency in street climates towards women, gendered harassment exists in cities …

Cuba as a Humanitarian Model in the 21s ...

A quick Google search of “Cuba Humanitarian Aid” generates countless pages of do-gooders soliciting donations for aid to Cuban citizens. The general perception of United States citizens remains …

Book Reviews

The Sword Also Means Cleanness

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. Doubleday, 2013, 592 pp. $28.95. It begins with his eyes, “light blue and …

Review: China Airborne by James Fallows

With a recent glut of books from political commentators attempting to explore the modern Chinese economy, China Airborne by James Fallows stands out for its unique industry-specific focus. James Fallows, a …

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