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Contradictory Measures Towards FGC Eradication in Nigeria

On 5 May 2015, Nigeria took an important step towards ending the physically and psychologically harmful practice of female genital cutting (FGC) by passing a law prohibiting the procedure. While enacting the law that bans the practice is an important step towards supporting the reproductive and human rights of women and girls, it is not… Read more »

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The Rise of the Clean Energy Job: From Boom & Bust to Stability

On April 17th, oil producing nations including Russia and Saudi Arabia are scheduled to meet in Doha to discuss curbing production and resolving global oversupply. Hopes that such a resolution will be reached, however, have been all but dashed following recent comments from Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince that they will not freeze production unless… Read more »

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Changing Dynamics in the Caucasus

Solving current conflicts is important, but stopping future ones is paramount to global security. While U.S. foreign policy has been preoccupied with conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and disputes in the South China Sea, the changing geopolitical environment in the South Caucasus calls for more robust U.S. policy to promote security in the energy-rich region. On March 31 and… Read more »

Lance Cpl. Kristin K. Kahalewai, an attendee of the 2014 Women's Leadership Symposium, listens to a speech inside the Club Iwakuni ballroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 21. The symposium offered those present an opportunity to gain knowledge from accomplished female leaders aboard station.

It’s Time to Integrate Gender

“In regards to Syria, Obama’s a p***y.” This was a comment I heard at the culmination of a discussion regarding Putin’s interests in Syria and why he is getting involved in a bombing campaign.  If this had been said in the presence of friends or classmates, it might have been regarded as a witty, albeit… Read more »

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Measuring women’s participation within the SDGs

Taiwan recently became the latest country to elect a female head of state, joining nations like Bangladesh, Chile, Liberia, and Germany. Despite the continued existence of gender inequality, some women have managed to achieve the highest level of leadership in countries in both the Global North and South. Increasing the number of women in public… Read more »

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Towards a unified African market: Challenges & Opportunities of the TFTA

For several years, experts from the three largest trading blocs in Africa — the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) — were locked in intense negotiations over a free trade agreement whose aim is to bring about a unified and liberalized… Read more »

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Call for Submissions: Spring 2016

Interested in having your content published in this semester’s journal? Submit your essays and articles to the editorial team for consideration by Friday, March 11! We also accept op-eds, book reviews, photoessays and stand-alone photos on a rolling basis year round. For more information about the submission process and submission criteria, please visit the submission tab… Read more »

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Hell in Southeast Asia: Indonesia must stop the haze

Imagine stepping out of your house and immediately noticing thick clouds of smoke accompanied by a noxious smell. After a while, you start experiencing eye irritations and having breathing difficulties. The uncomfortable sensations are further exacerbated by sweltering heat—with temperatures in the 90s and humidity levels of 80-90%. Out on the streets, people can be… Read more »

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The Necessity of Nuclear: COP21 and the UN SDGs

When world leaders meet to discuss energy, the environment, and climate change in Paris this November at the United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP21), they will have a great deal of responsibility, pressure, and criticism heaped upon them by observers, regardless of the language agreed upon by member nations. Political externalities could also lead to… Read more »

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The ‘Human’ in the Drug Trafficking Equation

The drug cartel narrative is always the same. Whether the issue is the latest escape of the legendary Chapo Guzman, the decommission of tons of marijuana, or the recent discovery of the Mexican government’s collusion in the dirty business of drugs; when we hear about narco trafficking, we are hearing the same lines which have… Read more »

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    Contradictory Measures Towards FGC Eradication in Nigeria

    On 5 May 2015, Nigeria took an important step towards ending the physically and psychologically harmful practice of female genital cutting (FGC) by passing a law prohibiting the procedure. While enacting the law that bans the practice is an important step towards supporting the reproductive and human rights of women and girls, it is not… Read more »

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    The Rise of the Clean Energy Job: From Boom & Bust to Stability

    On April 17th, oil producing nations including Russia and Saudi Arabia are scheduled to meet in Doha to discuss curbing production and resolving global oversupply. Hopes that such a resolution will be reached, however, have been all but dashed following recent comments from Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince that they will not freeze production unless… Read more »

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    It’s Time to Integrate Gender

    “In regards to Syria, Obama’s a p***y.” This was a comment I heard at the culmination of a discussion regarding Putin’s interests in Syria and why he is getting involved in a bombing campaign.  If this had been said in the presence of friends or classmates, it might have been regarded as a witty, albeit… Read more »

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    Measuring women’s participation within the SDGs

    Taiwan recently became the latest country to elect a female head of state, joining nations like Bangladesh, Chile, Liberia, and Germany. Despite the continued existence of gender inequality, some women have managed to achieve the highest level of leadership in countries in both the Global North and South. Increasing the number of women in public… Read more »

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    Towards a unified African market: Challenges & Opportunities of the TFTA

    For several years, experts from the three largest trading blocs in Africa — the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) — were locked in intense negotiations over a free trade agreement whose aim is to bring about a unified and liberalized… Read more »

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    Call for Submissions: Spring 2016

    Interested in having your content published in this semester’s journal? Submit your essays and articles to the editorial team for consideration by Friday, March 11! We also accept op-eds, book reviews, photoessays and stand-alone photos on a rolling basis year round. For more information about the submission process and submission criteria, please visit the submission tab… Read more »

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    Hell in Southeast Asia: Indonesia must stop the haze

    Imagine stepping out of your house and immediately noticing thick clouds of smoke accompanied by a noxious smell. After a while, you start experiencing eye irritations and having breathing difficulties. The uncomfortable sensations are further exacerbated by sweltering heat—with temperatures in the 90s and humidity levels of 80-90%. Out on the streets, people can be… Read more »

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    The Necessity of Nuclear: COP21 and the UN SDGs

    When world leaders meet to discuss energy, the environment, and climate change in Paris this November at the United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP21), they will have a great deal of responsibility, pressure, and criticism heaped upon them by observers, regardless of the language agreed upon by member nations. Political externalities could also lead to… Read more »