Winter Olympics 2022: Soft Power in the Contemporary International System

Written by: Ken Wang  The Olympics, whether held in summer or winter, have always been a symbol of athleticism, friendly competition, a time for peace, a chance to improve diplomatic relationships, and an opportunity to promote the image of the host country. China recently hosted the 2022 Winter Olympics, and it was a great success…

Omicron Will Further Destabilize Civil Society and Economy Worldwide

Written by: Ken Wang Since late 2019, the emergence of COVID-19 has changed much of global life. Although scientists still do not know where the virus originated, China was the first country that took a hit and Wuhan, the city where the first massive outbreak was reported, went into full lockdown overnight. In a matter…

Geopolitics of Climate Change: Race for the Arctic

Written by: Calvin Floyd The United States, China and Russia are competing in a race for the Arctic that is driven by anthropogenic climate change and profit. Seeing economic opportunities in resource extraction and shipping routes made available by melting Arctic ice, China has been driven to stake claims in the region in the last…

Cybersecurity Abroad: Insights from Successful Approaches

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow As the world continues to change at a rapid pace, so does the nature of Homeland Security. Since the advent of the pandemic, this dynamic has only become more and more prevalent, signaled particularly through the explosion of cyber-attacks. The data show that these incidents are on the rise as more…

A Look at the Environmental Impact of COVID-19

Written by: Chandrea Baster Disposable masks and gloves, sanitizing wipes, and plastic-wrapped paper towels and products are all items that are meant to keep us safe today. Amidst this global pandemic, these are the items that are considered essential to staying safe and minimizing the spread of the virus to keep those around you healthy….

New Semester, New Website

Welcome to the new home of the Wisconsin International Review! We are so excited to be back and better than ever, publishing cutting edge content of all things foreign policy, international affairs, and more. Our staff writers, editors, and executive team are dedicated to providing premiere coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, US Presidential Election and…

COP25 Provides Final Opportunity For Climate Change Prevention

Written by: Allison Lee The COP25 annual gathering (2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) officially commenced on December 2 in Madrid, Spain. The twelve-day conference consisted of over 25,000 delegates from about 200 countries and aimed to solidify plans for limiting emissions and preventing global warming. Organizing the conference was no easy feat….

International Human Trafficking Laws: Why The Time For Change is Now

Written by: Abby Ivancevich Human trafficking affects over 20 million people worldwide. The UN defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.” As an evolved society, we often choose to…

The Global Rise of Nationalism

Written by: McKenna Ross Nationalism is an ideology which strongly identifies with one’s own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations. Consequently, it is often equated with distrust of foreigners and a desire for greater immigration control. This ideology is on the rise around…