Putin and USAID: The Makings of a Grip Too Tight on Power

In September 2012, the Russian government, headed by President Vladimir Putin, mandated that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cease operations, as their services were no longer needed. USAID began working in Russia in 1992 […]

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Letter from the Editors (Vol. 3, Issue 1)

Dear Reader: Welcome to the fourth issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. It is hard to believe that it has been nearly two years since a small but ambitious core of undergraduates founded a […]

Stories from South Tel Aviv: The Plight of African Asylum Seekers in I ...

In 1948, the newly established Jewish and democratic State of Israel asserted in its Declaration of Independence that “The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it […]

The Northern Distribution Network and Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The United States has committed to withdrawing from Afghanistan by 2014.  Given the sheer amount of equipment and number of personnel currently on the ground, the logistics of this departure promise to be challenging. Though aircraft […]

Dismissing Bo Xilai: A Red Canary in the Coal Mine Ahead of China’s ...

The dismissal of Bo Xilai from his position as the CPC Chongqing Committee Secretary after the Wang Lijun incident has received widespread coverage in international press and the Western media. Wang Lijun, Bo’s loyal police chief, […]

Letter from the Editor (Vol. 2, Issue 2)

Welcome to the Summer 2012 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. It has been an exciting couple of months for YRIS—we just wrapped up our speaker series—and we are happy to publish our second […]

Prospects for Future Peace in Afghanistan: India as a US Partner

As America prepares to leave Afghanistan, it should help India   find a greater and more measured role in the country.  The US-India relationship, today, is arguably stronger than ever before. The two countries’ collaboration has deepened […]

Letter from the Editor (Vol. 2, Issue 1)

Welcome to the Winter 2011 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Started by a group of undergraduates in the fall of 2010, we are excited for our second year of publication and grateful for […]

2011: The Year the World Said No

In 2011 global protest movements, socially organized and electronically connected, ushered in massive political and economic changes. The “Arab Spring” raged in major cities across the Middle East, the “Occupy” movement consumed riot police from Wall […]

Fighting Over Libya

The course of this magazine’s gestation has coincided with transformative political developments in the North Africa and the Middle East. We write at a time when the extent of these changes are still being shaped by […]

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