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Despite Changes, Immigration Ban Still Clashes with Law

Despite Changes, Immigration Ban Still Clashes with Law

As a result of the public and judicial backlash against its previous immigration order, the Trump administration released an updated version of the travel ban on March 6.…

Nontraditional Nuclear Weapons Increase Usage

Nontraditional Nuclear Weapons Increase Usage

  In the past few decades, the use of chemical weapons by rogue states such as Iraq, Syria, and North Korea has greatly eroded the international norms governing…

Recent Impeachments Display Democratic Fervor

Recent Impeachments Display Democratic Fervor

News out of South Korea in early March detailed the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, an establishment politician with close business ties. Park’s confidant Choi Soon-sil received official documents…

Women’s Right to Abortion Around the Globe

Women’s Right to Abortion Around the Globe

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of landmark case Roe v. Wade, passed away on February 18 at the age of 69. The 1973 case legalized abortion throughout the United…

In Religious Attacks, Terrorists Violate Sacred Spaces

In Religious Attacks, Terrorists Violate Sacred Spaces

Religiously-inspired violence and violence against religious individuals have impacted human conflict since the dawn of religion itself. Unfortunately, some areas of the globe have recently seen an increase…

Old Rivalries Heat Up in the Arctic

Old Rivalries Heat Up in the Arctic

             During the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union competed intensely in the Arctic; military bases dotted the frozen landscape, secret nuclear testings occurred, and submarines…

Reflections on the Women’s March

Reflections on the Women’s March

    On January 21, millions of people all across the globe took to the streets to “defend women’s rights and those of others in response to the…

Leaders in Brazil, Hong Kong and the U.S. Coerce Judiciaries

Leaders in Brazil, Hong Kong and the U.S. Coerce Judiciaries

Recent clashes between the judiciary and their political opponents in Brazil, Hong Kong, and the United States showcase the rising tensions between backsliding democracies and the judiciary branches…

Regimes Target Opposition Leaders

Regimes Target Opposition Leaders

For authoritarian leaders, especially those seeking to maintain the pretense of popular support, secrecy and deception remain useful tools for eliminating opponents. By painting the opposition as dangerous…

Trump Administration Causes Pacific Peril

Trump Administration Causes Pacific Peril

Recently-confirmed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, despite his ties to oil giant Exxon, represents one of the more moderate voices in a cabinet otherwise prone to hyperbole. Tillerson’s…