Essays

Explaining the Camp David Summit: An Individual-Based Approach to Fore ...

Introduction From September 5, 1978 to September 17, 1978, the American President Jimmy Carter, the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat gathered in the presidential retreat of Camp David. From […]

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Holding onto Hope: Palestinian Authority Institution-Building in the P ...

 The 1993 Oslo Accords, which marked Israel’s recognition of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the formation of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA/PA) as an interim self-governing body for the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza […]

The Role of Law: American Rule of Law Reform Abroad and the Central an ...

Within ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, some 5,000 American lawyers and judges traveled to newly independent post-communist countries as part of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law […]

King Democracy: Do Democratic Nations Mitigate Conflict Over Transboun ...

Abstract The prospect of water wars and conflict over water are ideas that are frequently dramatized in media and also studied by scholars. It is well-established that bona fide wars are not started over water resources, […]

Confronting the ‘Post-Conflict’ Label: An Exploration of Ethno ...

Note: this paper was excerpted from a longer thesis, which is accessible here: brody-thesis-final.     Introduction “There is something uniquely shameful about Cyprus. The political  quagmire our children have inherited is just being passed on, […]

First Place – Wrestling with Rootlessness, Individual and Politi ...

  Under the most diverse conditions and disparate circumstances, we watch the development of the same phenomena: homelessness on an unprecedented scale, rootlessness to an unprecedented depth. – Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)   Rakin […]

Second Place – From Pan-Arabism to Pan-Africanism: Sonic Solidar ...

  Soit que l’on considère le Maroc du point de vue social, comme membre de la grande famille musulmane, soit que, par sa nature géographique, on l’intègre dans l’Afrique septentrionale, ce pays n’en occupe pas moins […]

Third Place – Repatriating Machu Picchu: On the Yale Peruvian Ex ...

  Stone within stone, and man, where was he? -Pablo Neruda, “Heights of Machu Picchu”, 1944   One of the most astounding displays of national unity in Peru occurred in early 2007, when Machu Picchu, the […]

Honorable Mention – Disaggregating the Coercive Apparatus: The C ...

“Our revolution is your revolution,” yelled General Rachid Ammar to more than 1000 demonstrators in the Tunis public square, relieving the infamous coercive apparatus of its most infamous function of regime maintenance.[1] Yet on the same […]

Honorable Mention – Ground Truth: A Comparison of SOF Operations ...

In October 2015 the U.S.-Afghan conflict entered its fifteenth year, the longest-running war in U.S. history, but with little progress to show for it in terms of both security and development. A Taliban force that numbered […]

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