Treasure Not Found in the Ground: Political Institutions and Resource ...

School students celebrating Botswana’s 50th independence day. Photo by Mahyar Sheykhi. This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by Matthew Taylor King, a senior […]

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Japanese Ninhonjinron and 1890s American Social Darwinism: Looking to ...

This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by David Ta-Wei Huang, a junior at Boston University. With the advances of both the natural […]

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Biopolitics in the Borderlands: The Securitization of Development in ...

U.S. government officials were in Lubumbashi the week of July 14, 2015, to introduce USAID/DRC’s new five-year country strategy to provincial government authorities in Katanga. Here, Katanga Governor Moise Katumbi (second from right) greets Richard Kimball […]

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Understanding the Narrative: The Crucial First Step toward the Reducti ...

This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by Megan Bryn, a junior at West Point.  Despite the unilateral and coalitional responses of the U.S., […]

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Water Securitization Reconsidered: Intrastate Water Disputes in India

This piece originally appeared in the 2017 Intercollegiate Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. It was written by Marielena Octavio, who graduated from Georgetown University in 2017. “Water wars” have dominated headlines in local and […]

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Peace for a Time: Neville Chamberlain ...

The Munich Agreement of September 30, 1938, is widely perceived today as a terrible mistake made by a weak leader. The standard narrative is that Prime Minister Neville …

France’s Misguided Approach to Fake News

French president Emmanuel Macron held a press conference on January 3, 2018 in which he announced “a change to [France’s] legal arsenal to protect democratic life from fake …

Book Reviews

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 …

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 …

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