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Yale Model United Nations XLI Position Paper Award

The following essay was submitted as a position paper for the 41st Yale Model United Nations conference and was selected by the secretariat as an outstanding treatment of the topic. The author is a student at […]

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Freedom for Authoritarianism: Patriotic Hackers and Chinese Nationalis ...

Introduction In 2005, against the backdrop of increasing tensions between China and Japan, servers hosting the website of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese Ministry of Defense, National Police, and other websites across Japan were shut down by […]

“Ulei Română” During World War II and Beyond: Development of the ...

And elsewhere German columns raced By light of burning Russian farms Across the steppes of the Ukraine; These deep incursions, Blitzkrieg paced, Could win the war for German arms. The Allies must a respite gain! Thus […]

Tunisia Today: Historical Statebuilding Processes as Predictors of Po ...

Tunisia’s post-Arab Spring development has been punctuated by a series of promising successes. Last spring, the BBC couched the nation’s recent passing of electoral law as “one of the last steps towards the country becoming a […]

How Do Levels of Consent Shape Different Forms of Human Trafficking In ...

Human trafficking is one of the most tragic features of present-day global migration, with an estimated 2 million people being trafficked annually.[1] Although combating human trafficking is a growing priority for many governments, information on the […]

The Outsiders: How The Lives of Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel Cr ...

“We want the Community to move forward as twelve… Europe is strongest when it grows through willing co-operation and practical measures, not compulsion or bureaucratic dreams.” – Margaret Thatcher in the House of Commons (1990) “Nobody […]

The ‘Modern Galahad’ and the ‘Apostle of Kultur’: Representat ...

Although Kiboriani and Buigiri were called “Women’s Camp,” the [German military] man placed in charge of them was quite unfit to have the charge of ladies. His morals were bad. He was habitually rude to everybody, […]

A YIRA Photoessay: The Social and Economic Development of Rio De Janei ...

In March 2014, seven Yale undergraduates traveled to Rio de Janeiro as part of the Yale International Relations Association spring break delegation to Brazil. The purpose of the trip was to study Rio’s economic development leading […]

1st Place – The Historiography of Postwar and Contemporary Histo ...

The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected […]

2nd Place – Sinking their Claws into the Arctic: Prospects for S ...

“The Arctic is not only the Arctic Ocean… It is the place where the Eurasian, North American, and Asian Pacific regions meet, where the frontiers come close to one another and the interests of the states… […]

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