The Paris Agreement: Industrialized Powers’ Responsibility to Island Nations

The Paris Agreement: Industrialized Powers’ Responsibility to Island Nations

Hyun Lee Vol. 39 Associate Editor A few months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the United States’ future withdrawal from the Paris Agreement,[1] small Pacific island nations called for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in the United Nations General Assembly that took place on September 23, 2017.[2]

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It’s (not just) the Economy, Stupid: Gender Equality in the European Union

It’s (not just) the Economy, Stupid: Gender Equality in the European Union

Elizabeth Heise Vol. 39 Associate Editor Gender equality is not only a general goal of the EU, but is explicitly written into the founding treaty, which requires member states to promote equality between women and men.[1] Not only does this mandate apply to current member states, but it is also a requirement for potential member […]

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Reports on the Syrian Arab Republic

Katrin Cassidy-Ginsberg Vol. 39 Contributing Editor On March 1, 2017, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic released its report on the events in Aleppo and the “alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law.”[1] Based on extensive evidence gathered through interviews and reviewing data that included satellite imagery, photographs, […]

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The Curious Case of Disappearing Booksellers: A Conflict of Sovereignty between China and Hong Kong

The Curious Case of Disappearing Booksellers: A Conflict of Sovereignty between China and Hong Kong

Angela Ni Vol. 37 Associate Editor Vol. 38 Managing Note Editor Free speech and separation of political spheres in China have always been tenuous. Publishing houses and bookshops in Hong Kong have spent years churning out books banned on the Chinese mainland, often focusing on poorly sourced secrets and rumors about the top echelons of […]

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The European Refugee Crisis and the Need for a Unified European Approach

Virginia Koeppl, Vol. 37 Associate Editor Fleeing civil war and terror, at least 350,000 migrants have crossed the European Union’s borders in search of a better life from January to August 2015, many of them risking their lives on the perilous journey.[1] Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees […]

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The Long Arm of Justice: America’s Place in China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

Derek Turnbull, Vol. 36 Associate Editor As President Xi Jinping’s burgeoning anti-corruption campaign takes root in China, forcing government officials at the top of diverse ministries from the energy sector to the military to sit up and take notice, China’s anticorruption officials have set their sights on a new area: the United States.  Increasingly, China’s […]

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Rana Plaza and the True Price of Fashion

Neha Khandhadia Vol. 37 Managing Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Consumers of all ages flock to stores like H&M, Forever 21, Zara for the latest trends at bargain prices. What they do not realize is the price that is really paid to produce their bargain buys. The “fast fashion” industry is experiencing a rapid race […]

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