Israel’s Democratic Backsliding

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”

The Loudest Region

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”

Steering Forward in Syrian Quagmire

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”

The Populist Challenge

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”

Buy Buy Baby: Why China and Japan Need Consumers to Combat Secular Stagnation

Most developed nations are currently facing post-Great Recession economic sluggishness that has responded inadequately to both traditional fiscal and monetary policy tools. While the sources of this crisis lie in a vast array of social, political, demographic, and economic problems, one key issue for East Asia, in particular, is consumer spending.