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On Street-Side Sexism: Global Awareness for a Global Problem

Global awareness has recently risen about the street harassment experienced by women worldwide. Though there is little consistency in street climates towards women, gendered harassment exists in cities considered both developed and developing. And while there […]

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Cuba as a Humanitarian Model in the 21st Century

A quick Google search of “Cuba Humanitarian Aid” generates countless pages of do-gooders soliciting donations for aid to Cuban citizens. The general perception of United States citizens remains that Cuba is suffering under a harsh dictator […]

A Selective Sanctuary: “Pinkwashing” and Gay Palestinian Asylum-Se ...

Every June, the LGBTQ community celebrates pride month. And every year, Tel-Aviv is marketed as a must-visit gaycation destination. From the rainbow-decorated streets filled with scantily-clad, chiseled men to the seemingly endless beach parties and gay […]

Letter from the Editors (Vol. 5, Issue 1)

Dear Reader: It is with great pleasure that we present you with this fall’s intercollegiate edition of the Yale Review of International Studies. Now in its second year, the intercollegiate issue has officially become an institutionalized […]

Letter from the Editors (Vol. 4, Issue 3)

This year, we were humbled again by student interest in the Dean Gooderham Acheson Prize for Outstanding Essays in International Studies. The more than one hundred submissions we received represent a body of scholarship of exceptional […]

Letter from the Editors (Vol. 4, Issue 2)

Dear Reader: In this issue of the Yale Review of International Studies, the seventh since our founding, we’re proud to continue and renew our commitment to providing the best possible platform for the outstanding student scholarship […]

Janet Yellen and International Impact at the Federal Reserve

Barack Obama recently announced his nomination of Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Though the Fed chair has always wielded extensive power, Yellen will enter the post at a particularly pivotal time […]

The Business of Love: Inside Shanghai’s “Marriage Market”

Female, born in October 1974. Shanghai. 1.66m in height, unmarried. PhD at the London School of Economics & Political Science, now works at a famous university in London, UK. Looking for a boyfriend who, both a […]

No Respite – The Euro Crisis and the CFSP

Looking at the European Union from an outside perspective—let’s say from Yale— leads almost inevitably to one question: When will they finally solve their economic crisis? Currently, the world has primarily one interest in the EU, […]

Letter from the Editors (Vol. 4, Issue 1)

Dear Reader: We’ve been thrilled — though hardly surprised — to see just how broad and deep Yale’s pool of student scholarship in inter- national studies runs. Each issue, we receive more excellent content than we […]

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