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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 […]

The United States and the Refugee Crisis: A Promising Start

The United States and the Refugee Crisis: A Promising Start

By Conor McGrath   Just over a week after the world awakened to images of Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body splashed across newspaper front-pages, the Obama Administration announced that it will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, twice the amount the United States had already pledged to take. Finally, it seems, […]

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Analyzing the Iran Deal

If you bat one eye at CNN, Fox, or any major news network, you know the current hot debate is whether Congress should accept or reject the recent nonproliferation treaty between Iran and the P5+1, a group of six countries that joined together in 2006 to start diplomatic efforts on […]

The Yemen Crisis and American Grand Strategy

Saudi Arabia has begun an aggressive airstrike campaign to combat the Iranian-supported Houthi rebels by controlling the Yemeni skies and coast. Is there a role for more international intervention to defuse the situation? Should the United States step in on the side of its ally, Saudi Arabia? Blog post by: Conor […]

Corruption in Brazil forces accountability

Corruption in Brazil – In recent weeks, corruption scandals have rocked the political landscape in Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has plummeted thanks to the Petrobras scandal, and now a multimillion dollar scheme involving over 70 companies bribing tax officials is making headlines. Will this be a wakeup call for […]

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Double Take: Iranian Nuclear Deal

Problems with the Iranian Nuclear Deal  Blog post by: Edward Rickford The proposed nuclear deal with Iran may just be the most important development of the decade, but it may also be on the verge of collapsing. When looking at the deal and all its supporters, its easy to see […]