From Skyscraper to Slum: Two Disparate Experiences in International De ...

Written by: Ali Vandebunt (Saybrook College ’21) This piece was published as part of the YMUN Pegasus Series On Friday, July 12th, I sat in an air-conditioned, modern conference room in Manhattan, listening to U.N. ambassadors […]

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Presidential Speech and Trade with East Asia

Written by: Katerina Kaganovich, Bergen County Technical High School (NJ) The Office of the President of the United States is often associated with the unofficial titles of “Chief Diplomat” and “Chief Economist”. By the nature of […]

Notable Palestinian artist and intellectual passes away at 77

Bilqis 5 (Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 328 cm, 2014) by Kamal Boullata, featured from the Barjeel Art Foundation website. Palestinian artist, writer, and historian Kamal Boullata passed away today in Berlin. Boullata was born in […]

Turkey under Erdogan: the 2018 Turkish General Elections

Written by Coco Chai On June 24th, 2018, Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected President of Turkey. This presidential election marked the end of the parliamentary system of the Turkish […]

From Paris to Beijing: How the Shandong Decision Influenced the Commun ...

Written by Zhou Xizhuang Michael Introduction Interpreting history is both an important and powerful process. It allows us to breathe life into dull, lifeless archives and records. With a stroke of a pen, historical dots are […]

The Italian Budget: A European Economic Crisis?

Written by Jake Kochanowsky (Wesleyan University) While all eyes are fixated on the chaotic Brexit negotiations, another major political story is unfolding in Italy. After emerging victorious from a contentious parliamentary election earlier this year, the […]

On the Fate of Intervention: Forgotten Lessons from Two UN Peacekeepin ...

Written by Tyler Jager As the Cold War came to a close in the 1990s, global attitudes towards conflict changed. The majority of conflicts during the Cold War were “regional”, involved both intrastate and interstate actors, […]

Fifty Shades of Gray: An Analysis of Modern Conflict

Written by Henry Suckow-Ziemer Less than a week after Indian PM Narendra Modi promised a “jaw-breaking” response to a terror attack that killed 40 paramilitary police, tensions between India and Pakistan rapidly escalated. While events continue […]

If We Want to Fix The American College System, We Need to Change Am ...

Written by Ryan Fuentes In the modern news landscape, making Page One demands increasingly dramatic scandal and higher-stakes tragedy. In this setting, a recent story stands out: the largest college cheating scandal prosecuted by the U.S. […]

Critical Comments Among Chinese Netizens—Before and After the Cyber ...

Written by Zhaoyu Sun Introduction China is well-known for its internet censorship system, through which the government prevents citizens from viewing unfavorable reports of the regime. Under the government of current President Xi Jinping, however, this […]

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