Acheson Prize

Announcing the 2017 Acheson Prize Winners

“The passing decades confirm Dean Acheson’s place as the clearest thinking, most effective Secretary of State of the twentieth century. As a writer he has no equal since Thomas Jefferson first occupied the office in the […]

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First Place — Tangled Roots: Migration and Juvenile Crime in China

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. Why truly meaningful Juvenile Justice reform in China requires solving the migrant dilemma and reforming the Hukou system Introduction The juvenile […]

Second Place — Singapore’s violations of the right to the freedom ...

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. Introduction Singapore frequently comes under criticism from the international community for its violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), […]

Honorable Mention — The Realities of the Rise of an Islamist Group ...

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. Introduction The concept of an Islamic state is central to traditional Islamic thought. Since the dissolution of Muhammad’s “perfect” Islamic state […]

Third Place — A Reluctant Partnership: Daniel Ortega and His Vexed R ...

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. A comparative analysis of Daniel Ortega’s interactions with COSEP and the private sector elite from the Sandinista Revolution to 2016 “The […]

Honorable Mention — The Political and Economic Implications of Brex ...

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. Introduction On June 23rd 2016, Great Britain shocked Europe and the rest of the world by voting to leave the European […]

First Place – Wrestling with Rootlessness, Individual and Politi ...

  Under the most diverse conditions and disparate circumstances, we watch the development of the same phenomena: homelessness on an unprecedented scale, rootlessness to an unprecedented depth. – Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)   Rakin […]

Second Place – From Pan-Arabism to Pan-Africanism: Sonic Solidar ...

  Soit que l’on considère le Maroc du point de vue social, comme membre de la grande famille musulmane, soit que, par sa nature géographique, on l’intègre dans l’Afrique septentrionale, ce pays n’en occupe pas moins […]

Third Place – Repatriating Machu Picchu: On the Yale Peruvian Ex ...

  Stone within stone, and man, where was he? -Pablo Neruda, “Heights of Machu Picchu”, 1944   One of the most astounding displays of national unity in Peru occurred in early 2007, when Machu Picchu, the […]

Honorable Mention – Disaggregating the Coercive Apparatus: The C ...

“Our revolution is your revolution,” yelled General Rachid Ammar to more than 1000 demonstrators in the Tunis public square, relieving the infamous coercive apparatus of its most infamous function of regime maintenance.[1] Yet on the same […]

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