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U.S. Involvement in the 1980s Iran-Iraq War: America’s Haphazard Ext ...

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 continuing to support the Kurdish insurgents that beset […]

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Yale and the World Reacts to the Conclusion of NATO Trident Juncture 2 ...

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 three weeks ago, many never imagined how […]

Protesters Rally Worldwide against Gender Violence for the Internation ...

On November 25, 2018, thousands of protesters rallied in countries across the world for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a United Nations-designated event.[1] Protesters took to the streets to raise greater […]

The Rise of the Right-Wing AfD Party in Germany

Image Caption: Protestors at a far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) demonstration carry signs with anti-immigrant and Islamophobic messages. At the end of October, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she would not be running for reelection as […]

Chinese Control of the Mekong River Delta

Image Caption: Flash flooding as a result of a collapsed dam in Laos led to the deaths of at least 40 people and caused several dozen others to go missing this summer, implicating complex geo-political conflicts between […]

China with Global Characteristics: Why the Global Order is Safe from C ...

Image Caption: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech in the Great Hall of the People, outlining his vision for the potential for Chinese leadership in the world at a time when Western powers are wrestling […]

The Sweden Democrats: How an Anti-Immigrant Party is Reshaping Swedish ...

Image Caption: With the unprecedented rise of an extremist anti-immigrant party in the 2018 parliamentary elections, Sweden’s facade of political stability has shattered. While the rest of Europe witnessed a wave of populist and anti-immigrant parties rise […]

Death Knell for Brazilian Democracy?

Image Caption: Far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign is remarkably popular among the electorate, but it has at times evoked memories of Brazil’s former military dictatorship. The first election since the corruption scandals of former […]

USMCA: Total Overhaul or NAFTA 2.0?

Image Caption: President Trump delivers a statement at a news conference regarding the new USMCA deal written to replace NAFTA. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on […]

The Global Resurgence of Populism as a Social Movement: Unifying the P ...

Image Caption: Demonstrators gather in the city of Mainz at a rally in support of Alternative for Germany, a far-right German political party with populist roots. On the 24th of September, 2017, the  Christian Democratic Union-Christian […]

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