Category Archives: WORLD AFFAIRS

Trump Turns to Clinton Mentor for Foreign Policy Advice

On Wednesday afternoon, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump met with Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and national security advisor to presidents Nixon and Ford, to discuss foreign policy. The meeting comes after a series of controversial interviews that … Continue reading

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Will Panama Papers Leak Spur Lawmakers to Tackle Tax Avoidance?

The political commentator Michael Kinsley once quipped that in Washington, “the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, the scandal is what’s legal.” President Obama echoed this sentiment last week during his comments on the Panama Papers – the 11.5 million leaked files released by the International … Continue reading

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El Bipartidismo ha Muerto: What Spain Can Teach Us About Disrupting Two-Party Politics

Since the end of the Franco dictatorship in the mid 1970s, Spanish national politics has largely been dominated by two political parties: the conservativePeople’s Party (PP) and the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE). Yet that all changed after the general … Continue reading

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Why ISIS is Islamic, and Why it Matters

Since the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the world is once against debating how to understand and respond to such tragedies. French President Francois Hollande has said that the country is now “at war” with ISIS, which claimed … Continue reading

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U.N.’s 70th Anniversary A Time to Consider Legacy and Reform

This month, the United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary. To commemorate the document that birthed it, the 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution declaring, “We firmly believe that the Charter enshrines our common values as human beings, … Continue reading

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Why Does Labor Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Congress will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) until 2016, but in the meantime, presidential candidates have taken positions on the massive free trade deal. Republican candidates are split on the merits of the deal, while the Democratic candidates, at … Continue reading

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OPINION: U.S., World Cannot Give Up on Moderate Rebels in Syria

It is an unavoidable argument these days which seems to admit of no adequate rebuttal: arming the moderate rebels in Syria, whoever and wherever they are, will ultimately end up benefitting the extremists. To avoid another Afghanistan (where the U.S. … Continue reading

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