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The Relevance of Nation-States to the Study of the Middle East

Written by Julie Geng Introduction The concept of the territorial state is not native to the Middle East, and most states have only gained independence in the last century. In addition, Islam and its vision of […]

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“Re-Education Camps” for Uyghur Muslims in China

Written by Zhen Tu Xinjiang, a city in northwestern China, is home to a substantial population of Uyghurs―Turkish people of Islamic faith. In September 2017, the Chinese government began establishing “re-education camps,” which sought to severely […]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Stares Down Scandal and Fights ...

Written by Will Howard-Waddingham A string of recent allegations against Justin Trudeau have left his government in turmoil and his political future in doubt. The scandal revolves around a criminal case involving SNC Lavalin, an engineering […]

Why Does the Military Stay in Power after Coups?

Written by Maegan Liew Chew Min Introduction In The Republic, Plato likened auxiliaries to watch-dogs, and warned of them turning into wolves that turn upon the sheep they are meant to guard. Indeed, military intervention in […]

A New Cold War Heats Up in Venezuela

Written by Mary Orsak Russia and China vetoed a U.S. Security Council draft resolution on February 28 that supported Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. The draft resolution also encouraged free and fair elections in a country […]

The Dragon in the River of Shrimp: The Reality and Perception of Chine ...

Written by Mbella Beseka BRI critics have denounced China’s efforts to invest and build diplomatic relations with African countries as veiled attempts to recolonize a continent still recovering from previous attempts by European powers. Given that […]

I Came, I Saw, Iran: The Increasing Use of Insurgent Groups in Iranian ...

Written by Sarah Abdelbaki, Luke Dillingham, and Ramsey Nofal Abstract The purpose of this case study was to examine how Iranian support of insurgent groups in Lebanon, Syria, and Israel/Palestine has affected economic and political ties […]

Rhinoceros Poaching in the Context of Globalization

This year Yale Model United Nations introduced an essay contest as one of its new educational initiatives. For this contest, delegates were asked to submit a brief piece examining an aspect of globalization and how it […]

Nationalism: A Globalist Necessity

This year Yale Model United Nations introduced an essay contest as one of its new educational initiatives. For this contest, delegates were asked to submit a brief piece examining an aspect of globalization and how it […]

Social Media and Cultural Syncretism

This year Yale Model United Nations introduced an essay contest as one of its new educational initiatives. For this contest, delegates were asked to submit a brief piece examining an aspect of globalization and how it […]

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