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…

The Coup within a Coup – Burkina Faso’s Eagerness to Combat Chronic Insecurity

Written by: Garrett Halak Experiencing “deja-vu,” the people of Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, awoke to gunshots for the second time in 2022. Just nine months after the takeover of democratically elected leader President Roch Kabore’s residence, the rule of newly instated military leader Paul-Henri Damiba was cut short amidst yet another coup d’etat. Across…

Abdullah Ocalan: A Revolutionary Revolutionary 

Written by: William Kammerer Abdullah Ocalan is a polarizing figure that is considered the savior of the Kurdish people by some, and one of the biggest threats to regional security in the Middle East by others. His role in incubating a new brand of ideology throughout the Kurdish population in both Turkey and Syria has…