Gun Violence in Schools: A European Perspective

By: Nick O’Connell Too often, American citizens have experienced mass shootings in schools across the country, with Parkland being the latest example. Pundits, citizens, and politicians all weigh in to denounce these events, but ideas on how to stop this kind of violence often polarize the debate. Gun control is central to this conversation, dividing the…

Guns and Oil: The Kingmakers of Venezuela

By: Derrick Gozal Much of recent news concerning Venezuela seems to focus on the increasing centralization of power around its president, Nicolas Maduro. There is a palpable sense that power is trickling down from the country’s democratic institutions to Maduro himself. Allegations of voter fraud on Maduro’s part after the ruling Socialist Party’s surprise victory…