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The Survival of the Syrian Ba’ath Party: Domestic Politics or In ...

This piece was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Photo caption: The Syrian dynasty. Introduction While the Syrian civil war has no precedent in the modern history of […]

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The Responsibility to Protect through the Realist Lens: Strategic Cho ...

  This piece was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International studies. Photo caption: The flags fly outside of the United Nations.  Abstract In 2005, the World Summit Outcome articulated […]

“Be Fruitful and Multiply”: The Role of Israeli Pronatalist Policy ...

This post originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Photo caption: Maternity ward at Assuta Hospital Introduction In Der Judenstaat, Theodor Herzl proposed the creation of a Jewish state as […]

Treasure Not Found in the Ground: Political Institutions and Resource ...

School students celebrating Botswana’s 50th independence day. Photo by Mahyar Sheykhi. This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by Matthew Taylor King, a senior […]

Japanese Ninhonjinron and 1890s American Social Darwinism: Looking to ...

This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by David Ta-Wei Huang, a junior at Boston University. With the advances of both the natural […]

Biopolitics in the Borderlands: The Securitization of Development in ...

U.S. government officials were in Lubumbashi the week of July 14, 2015, to introduce USAID/DRC’s new five-year country strategy to provincial government authorities in Katanga. Here, Katanga Governor Moise Katumbi (second from right) greets Richard Kimball […]

Understanding the Narrative: The Crucial First Step toward the Reducti ...

This piece originally appeared in the Intercollegiate Issue 2017 of the Yale Review of International Studies. This piece was written by Megan Bryn, a junior at West Point.  Despite the unilateral and coalitional responses of the U.S., […]

Water Securitization Reconsidered: Intrastate Water Disputes in India

This piece originally appeared in the 2017 Intercollegiate Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. It was written by Marielena Octavio, who graduated from Georgetown University in 2017. “Water wars” have dominated headlines in local and […]

A Question of Necessity? Need for Clarity on Torture in Israeli Law

Palestinian children march outside the Red Cross Headquarters in Gaza on Palestinian Prisoners Day (Reuters) 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, a deeply impactful conflict with ramifications still felt today. While the most […]

Honorable Mention — The Political and Economic Implications of Brex ...

This piece appeared in the 2017 Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review for International Studies. Introduction On June 23rd 2016, Great Britain shocked Europe and the rest of the world by voting to leave the European […]

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