Acheson Prize

Announcing the 2018 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 — On the Shores of Bab-el-Mandeb: Assessing China’s F ...

Image caption:  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Camp Lemonnier walk on the deck of the Chinese hospital ship, Ark Peace, in the Port of Djibouti, August 28, 2017. (Source) This essay was originally published in the […]

Second Place — Marine Biodiversity Protection in the Arctic: A Prop ...

This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Abstract As global climate change accelerates sea ice loss in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica while the size of […]

Third Place — A Critical Examination of Israeli LGBT Advancements: G ...

Image taken by Surbhi Bharadwaj (’20). This essay appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International studies. Introduction Vibrant rainbow-colored flags dot the crowd. People of all gender and sexual identities […]

Shaping Saddam: How the Media Mythologized A Monster — Honorable Me ...

This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Saddam Hussein was not involved in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This was known in the chaotic […]

A Theory of International AI Coordination: Strategic implications of p ...

Image: The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division at the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. This essay first appeared in the Acheson Prize 2018 Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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