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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Armajani retrospective ‘Follow th ...

Written by Elisabeth Siegel The opening of Siah Armajani’s “Follow this Line” at the Met Breuer on Feb. 20 was well-attended by a flurry of art community luminaries. The …

Political Earthquakes as Thai Election ...

Written by Putt Punyagupta The Electoral Commission of Thailand has recommended the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party, citing grave violations of electoral rules by drawing the monarchy …

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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