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Aung San Suu Kyi greets crowd at National League for Democracy rally

Myanmar’s Transition: NLD Enters Uncharted Waters

The sidewalks of the city of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, serve as a perfect metaphor for the problems the country faces. The cement pavers are cracked and crumbling, and often jut out at such extreme angles that it would be easier to walk if they hadn’t attempted to build a […]

Why We Can’t Call it Radical Islamic Terrorism

Why We Can’t Call it Radical Islamic Terrorism

In light of the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, the discussion surrounding the term radical Islamic terrorism has been enlivened with a newfound sense of urgency. In the November 14th Democratic debate, the candidates were asked point blank whether they would describe the War on Terror as a […]

Time to Ditch First-Past-the-Post Voting

Time to Ditch First-Past-the-Post Voting

By Conor McGrath Last month, Canada’s Liberal Party swept to electoral victory, ending Stephan Harper’s 9 year-long Premiership. The Liberal’s victory garnered the party an impressive 184 seats, enough to form a Parliamentary majority with Justin Trudeau at the helm. However, a majority of Canadians did not vote for Trudeau’s […]

Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Jemaah Islamiyah

Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Jemaah Islamiyah

By: Chris Stillwell ‘15 The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) is the largest terrorist organization in Indonesia, and is also active in other Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. The organization uses terrorism to promote an extreme Islamic agenda and has links to Al Qaeda. JI has been linked […]

A map of the country's involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Double Take: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The TPP and National Sovereignty By Eric Teller After years of haranguing between high-level representatives of twelve nations, vigorous debate in congress, and impassioned resistance from advocates in the labor and environmental movements, the negotiations to establish the Trans-Pacific Partnership have come to a close. All that remains is for […]