The Compass

Hong Kong’s Struggle for Democracy

By: Leeann Ji After lending Hong Kong to Great Britain for more than 150 years, China has learned to not let the Western, big-boy nations play with its toys. 155 years under British control has deeply ingrained a Western, democratic mindset in Hong Kong’s society, yet Beijing refuses to accept […]

Double Take: Millennium Development Goals

What Comes After the Millennium Development Goals? Blog post by: Cole Ettingoff In 2000, as the world entered the new millennium, world leaders came together to determine a set of common goals the global community could rally around under the leadership of the United Nations. The product was seven Millennium Development […]

Ebola in the United States: An Epidemic of Fear

On January 18th, the Washington Post published an article on the nearly empty US Ebola treatment facilities in Liberia. For most of West Africa’s Ebola impacted nations, the worst appears to be over. With the benefit of hindsight, let us take a look at one our blogger’s views in October […]