The Economic and Cultural Consequences of a Global Pandemic

By: Julie Schneiberg Dating back as early as 165 A.D., there have been ten major global pandemics that have claimed the lives of millions and instilled fear in millions more, but what exactly is classified as a pandemic? According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pandemic is the worldwide spread of…

Why India isn’t the new Silicon Valley

By: Abby Ivancevich India’s recent economic growth has been historic and promising for developing countries around the world. However, in recent years, its lack of economic growth curtailed hopes of becoming a global technological power. India’s unique history of colonization and the caste system are sadly still part of the makeup of society and the…

The Renaissance of Reunification

By: Daniel Zaydman After Labour’s crushing defeat in the United Kingdom’s December general election, many began to write off the possibility of a resurgence of the left in the British Isles. On February 8th, however, the left made historic gains in Ireland. Sinn Féin, the long-time outsider party that once served as the political arm…

It’s a Tough Time to be a Startup

By: Dana Craig In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech dissecting the economic state of America. He declared that, “Area after area has been preempted altogether by the great corporations [and now] the small man starts under a handicap.” Roosevelt went on to predict with eerie accuracy a time in our history when most…

Parasite’s Transnational Claim

By: Abby Ivancevich The critically acclaimed film “Parasite” has taken the world by storm for its thrilling, at times, humorous storyline, but its true claim to fame and power lies in its connection to international relations and globalism. Along with winning the famed Best Picture award at the 2020 Oscars, the picture won awards in…

Voting technology: are we compromising security for modernity?

By: Molly Kehoe In the age of constant technological developments, digitized voting systems are a long time coming. This year two attempts to implement voting applications have failed.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political party, Likud, tried to put a voting app in place for the March 2nd election. In early February an independent programmer…

Cyberspace: War’s New Face

By: Nils Peterson The face of warfare is constantly changing, and the new dimension of cyberspace has arrived. Recent developments in this field pose an increased risk to the security of the United States and her allies. Only by taking a harsh uncompromising stance regarding cyberattacks will the United States set the boundaries of acceptability…

Shrinking Religious Freedom in Europe

By: McKenna Ross Religious freedom in developing countries is often in doubt. But it is not often thought that religious freedom is restricted in developed countries, such as those in Europe. Increasingly, the freedom of followers of the Islamic faith are being restricted due to islamophobia. In addition, women are often the target of restrictive…