Sanna Marin: A New Age of Leadership

By: Dana Craig Former President Barack Obama recently addressed young female leaders during his remarks at a private speaking engagement: “I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything. If you look at the world…

The American Wealth Tax: can we learn a thing or two from Europe?

By: Michael DeLeers Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been making waves in the media lately with her proposal for a wealth tax. Warren’s proposed tax would place a 2% tax on those with assets over $50 million and a 6% tax on those with assets above $1 billion. It is a tax on net wealth,…

A Democracy in Danger: The Right’s Coup in Bolivia

By: Daniel Zaydman The last few months have been a tumultuous time for much of Latin America. Political unrest has swept the region, claiming Bolivia as its most recent victim. On November 10, former Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced out of office in a coup after election authorities claimed the most recent presidential election…

COP25 Provides Final Opportunity for Climate Change Prevention

By: Allison Lee The COP25 annual gathering officially commenced on December 2 in Madrid, Spain. The twelve-day conference consisted of over 25,000 delegates from about 200 countries and aimed to solidify plans for limiting emissions and preventing global warming.  Organizing the conference was no easy feat. COP25 was initially scheduled to occur in Brazil, but…

How China’s Censorship is Affecting the Global Economy

By: Pooja Gundimeda The people of Hong Kong have been protesting for months now in response to the extradition bill proposed by the local government. The bill would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to the mainland, posing a major threat to democracy as the bill could be used to target activists speaking…

A Solution to the Sexual Assault Epidemic in India

By: Pooja Gundimeda India is undeniably facing an epidemic which has taken the lives of thousands of women, both young and old. Daily rape and sexual assault is plaguing the country, and has become increasingly common in recent years—gradually embedding itself into Indian culture and social norms. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013…

State Sovereignty in the Face of Genocide

By: McKenna Ross The Rohingya are a primarily Muslim group of people in majority Buddhist Myanmar. Persecution against them began in the 1970s, when the state government refused to acknowledge the Rohingya as a legitimate ethnic group of Myanmar. This made them into a stateless people and therefore not eligible for state protection. This was…

Backgrounder: the Hong Kong protests

By: Cormac O’Harrow The Hong Kong protests: a series of demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous territory of islands off the coast of mainland China. Since the territory reverted back to Chinese control from the British in 1997, questions about its sovereignty have loomed heavily over…