Could a Trump Impeachment be the Economy’s Worst Nightmare?

By: Fatima Ali As the impeachment inquiry continues, Americans are rightfully concerned about how the trial and a possible Trump impeachment could affect the American and global economy. The timeline of the impeachment investigation is very unpredictable.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that she has “no idea” if the investigation will conclude by the end…

The Consequences of Amazon Deforestation for Indigenous Peoples

By Lauren Hutson According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, the Amazon Rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of rainforest due to deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019. This marks the highest rate of deforestation since 2008 and is a 30% increase from the previous year. An intense surge of fires has raged during…

Religious Persecution in China: Watching History Repeat?

By Zach Lipecki The year is 1899, and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion has just begun with the killing of two priests in Juye County, China. What would follow over the course of the next two years was a dark, albeit short, time in Chinese history; thousands of Christians and foreign missionaries would be hunted and…

Hong Kong’s Symbolic Meaning to Chinese

By Juilin Lu After months of demonstration, the people of Hong Kong’ not seem to have shifted Beijing politics. Millions of Hong Kong citizens are pushing for a democratic government, and the government answered their calls with tear gas and rubber bullets. As Beijing decided to take a hard-line approach toward this issue,  it is…

With the JCPOA Crumbling, US-Iran Relations Remain in Doubt

By Riley Fink The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was agreed to in 2015 by Iran, Germany, and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This historic deal aimed to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Specifically, Iran was to dramatically reduce…

Venezuela and the Resource Curse

By Aditi Poduri The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has been a subject of debate among Western political pundits recently, with many conservative voices pointing to the crisis as proof that socialist policies lead to ruin. These arguments are persuasive; President Hugo Chavez undertook costly social welfare programs, and his popularity among the working…

The World Needs to Pay Attention to China

By Joe McInerney             While much of the international community has been focused on developments in the Middle East and the United States has been tuned into the impeachment battle in Congress, China has quietly escalated violence against an entire Muslim minority in its country, the Uighurs. As the extent to which the Chinese government has…