Written by Gabriela Baghdady, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review Israel has stood as a unique example of a stable democracy in the Middle East for decades. However, in the last several years, political science scholarship has begun to raise questions as to whether Israeli democracy is under threat. Given the evidence that Israel is experiencing democraticContinue reading “Israel’s Democratic Backsliding”
Maria Camila Garcia, Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Review There are many factors that contribute to the connection amongst Latin American countries: a similar culture, a strong passion for celebration, a love for soccer, essentially equal religious beliefs and a shared painful history of subjugation. However, in the past year, another aspect of these nations hasContinue reading “The Loudest Region”
Chris Park, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review Just as Mitch McConnell said, Jim Mattis’s departure from the Department of Defense more than a year ago was distressing. He was confirmed by a 98-1 vote after gaining a waiver from the National Security Act of 1947 that required a seven year waiting period between a retired militaryContinue reading “Steering Forward in Syrian Quagmire”
Julia An, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review A major feature of contemporary humanitarian aid is the idea that it is an apolitical embodiment of human good and compassion, one which transcends all ideologies and cultures. It is from this delusion that many of the inadequacies of the practice stem.
Gabriela Baghdady, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review “The time of the nation has come.”[i] These are the words of Marine Le Pen, former French presidential candidate, president of the National Rally party in France, and alleged “populist.” Populism is the international phenomenon that has been sweeping European countries for last decade, prompting a flood of analysesContinue reading “The Populist Challenge”
Benjamin Juul, Editor, Foreign Affairs Review In his 1980 State of the Union address, President Jimmy Carter announced a new doctrine for American foreign policy, saying, “…let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interestsContinue reading “Should the United States Secure World Oil Prices?”
By Nina Tophoff, European Horizons Although Denmark joined the European Communities in 1973 and has been an integral member of the European Union since its founding in 1993, the country still uses krone as its currency, rather than the euro. As a country with good economic performance, it has much to gain from joining theContinue reading “Why Denmark Should Join the Eurozone”
Written by Zubeyde Oysul and Mary Sulavik, European Horizons The millions of refugees entering Europe during recent years have found the warmest reception in Germany, where 1 in 8 residents is of foreign national origin. Germany has made significant strides towards effectively and permanently relocating and integrating refugees into the country. However, there are stillContinue reading “Germany’s Difficulties with Refugee Integration”
Written by John Poulos and Jordan Jain, European Horizons While all eyes seem to be fixated on Brexit, it is important to remember that the European Union is grappling with another crisis: the erosion of democracy, particularly in Poland and Hungary. In the wake of right-wing populist governments flouting democratic values, rule of law, andContinue reading “Addressing the Wave of Right-Wing Populism in Hungary and Poland”
While Realism accounts for a large portion of China’s motivations, first and second level analysis, constructivism and feminism help explain the timing, magnitude and issue of alternatives to Chinese land reclamation activities.