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, 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.
Rebecca Hughes Volume 38 Associate Editor The Arctic is having an unusually mild winter. In February, the region experienced a period of unseasonably warm weather, with the temperature being twenty degrees warmer than the average. This is the third time this year that dramatically higher than average Arctic temperatures have been recorded.  At the […]
Sam Han Vol. 38 Associate Editor Under international law, “statelessness” is the status given to an individual without citizenship under the operation of any country’s laws. In the United States, an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees currently do not possess U.S. citizenship, and by definition, are considered stateless persons. By no fault of their own, many […]
Salam Sheik-Khalil Vol. 38 Associate Editor On September 30, the Jordanian government finally agreed to a deal with the U.N. to resume humanitarian aid to 75,000 Syrians stranded on the Jordanian-Syrian border. Living in a harsh desert no-man’s land known as “the berm,” some since July 2014, the Syrians had been refused entry to Jordan. […]
Silvia Raithel, Vol. 37 Associate Editor Negotiations towards the Common European Asylum System (“CEAS”) began in 1999 in the city of Tampere, Finland. EU Member States wanted a unified asylum system, based on binding legislation, in order to address several key problems. One problem the CEAS sought to address was asylum shopping. This is a […]
Christine Prorok, Vol. 37 Associate Editor As hundreds of thousands of refugees flee states in the Middle East and Africa, bound largely for countries in the European Union, the international community has struggled to furnish a consistent response to accepting refugees. And some have no intent to accept refugees at all.
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. Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees […]
Zachary Anderson, Vol. 37 Associate Editor The recent Syrian refugee crisis has put a massive amount of strain on Europe. An estimated 32,000 asylum applications were recorded in Europe in July of this year alone. In the wake of this crisis, arguably cruel responses by European governments and individuals have garnered the international spotlight, exposing […]