Black, Blanc, Beur.

Written by: Freddy Vorlop On November 22, the French men’s national team began its campaign to defend their world championship at the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar. Les Bleus possess a talented roster and have been praised for their performances on the pitch thus far. Off the pitch, France has made headlines for featuring…

Xi Jinping’s Vision for China

Written by: Pranav Krishnan As General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping has consolidated near-absolute political power over the People’s Republic of China, making it one of the world’s clearest examples of an authoritarian state. This concentration of power makes China’s foreign policy uniquely responsive to the aspirations and will of a single…

The Rise of White Nationalism in the United States

Written by: Ken Wang In a political rally in June, Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) thanked the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for “the historical victory for white life” after the Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973).  Later, Miller’s team clarified that she made a mistake by saying “white life,” but almost all mainstream…

A Tale of Two Foes – A Digest of Brazil’s Election

Written by: Garrett Halak A tale of two opponents who garnered nationwide hatred and adoration has come to a conclusion. Current president, Jair Bolsonaro – also known as the “Trump of the Tropics” – and previous president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) – “The most hated and loved man in Brazil,” exchanged passionate statements…

Egypt’s Attempt to Hide Behind Greenwashing

Written by: Arabelle Liberacki As the COP27 kicks off, the Egyptian government is attempting to silence their people in the face of a public relations nightmare. In Sharm el-Sheikh, the small strip where the conference is taking place, many preparations have been made to welcome dignitaries and officials from nations participating in the Paris Climate…

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Are About to Get Railed: the CKU Railway Deal

Written by: Layne Gebert On September 14th, the heads of state of China, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan met to move forward with plans for a landmark railway deal among their countries. If finalized, this agreement will result in the construction of a rail line that runs from China through Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Although there has been…

What Went Wrong for Liz Truss?

Written by: Simon Baumberger The British economy has faced numerous challenges in recent years. Brexit in particular created an uncertain economic outlook for the country with new trade restrictions regulating interactions between the UK and its largest trade partner, the European Union. Additionally, the pandemic created its own effects in the market by dragging down…

The Rise of the Far-Right in Europe: A Grim Future for the European Union

Written by: Ken Wang On Sunday, September 25th, far-right nationalist politician and president of Fratelli d’ Italia (Brothers of Italy), Giorgia Meloni secured a major election victory with 45% of the vote. With this victory, another Eurosceptic far-right politician has stepped into European politics.  Meloni’s party has its roots in post-World War II neofascism, which…