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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U.S. Involvement in the 1980s Iran-Iraq ...

In a televised address on September 17, 1980, president Saddam Hussein stood before the National Assembly of Iraq and condemned the neighboring state Iran. Hussein accused Iran of …

Yale and the World Reacts to the Conclu ...

Image Caption: Norway's king and crown prince visit NATO's Trident Juncture exercise, the organization's largest since 2002. As Yale students rushed to the sheltering indoors to escape the cold …

Book Reviews

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 …

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 …

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