Heterosexism & Homosexuality: The Performance of Privilege & ...

Global Issue 2019 Written by: Natino Thompson, University of the Bahamas All over this archipelago, Bahamians have mastered the art of managing the simultaneously open and secret structure under which homosexuality exists. This simple fact is […]

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Fading Hope For a Peace Agreement in Afghanistan

Written by: Jake Mezey, Timothy Dwight College ’21 The peace process in America’s longest war appears to be halted for the near future. The United States and the Taliban began directly negotiating an agreement 10 months […]

The Politics of Gender: How Women Will Make or Break the Future of Eur ...

Europe Desk Written by: Nathalie Bussemaker, Morse College ’21 Imagine your typical European populist. They probably belong to a right-wing party, spew anti-immigrant rhetoric, and rant against the establishment elite.  And odds are, they’re a man. […]

Results from Tunisia’s Second Free Presidential Election

Middle East and North Africa Desk Written by: Ariana Habibi, Saybrook College ’22 On October 13, Kais Saied was elected the sixth President of Tunisia in the country’s second free presidential election.[1] Saied ran as an […]

Inside Havana’s Hottest Night Scene

North America and Caribbean Desk Written by: Chase Finney, Saybrook College ’22 In the past two decades, the city of Havana has continued to develop slowly but surely. Heavy investment reliance on countries such as China […]

Transportation in Transition

Latin America Desk Written by: Marianna Sierra, Yale College ’23 With a ground area of just over 1,000 square miles, Peru’s capital has one of the highest population densities in all of the Americas. Though it […]

Update: the Rohingya Crisis

South and Central Asia Desk Written by: Tasnim Islam, Yale ’22 Following the genocide and other human rights violations committed by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya, over 700,000 Rohingya were displaced to refugee camps in […]

A Daunting Well to Fill: Ensuring Clean Water and Sanitation Worldwide

Written by: Evan Collins, Yale College This piece was published as part of the YMUN Pegasus Series One of the most fundamental Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) found within the United Nations resolution for the year 2030 […]

Trump withdraws U.S. troops from Syria

Middle East and North Africa Desk Written by: Jason Lee On October 13, President Trump announced a withdrawal of U.S troops from northern Syria. Justified as being the fulfillment of his campaign promise to end U.S […]

Mauritius prime minister dissolves parliament, calls for election

South and Central Asia Desk Written by: Minahil Nawaz, Yale College ’21 On 6th October 2019, Mauritius’s Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, dissolved Parliament, and announced that the country would hold general elections on 7 November […]

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