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There’s hope for Myanmar, but the road is a long and painful one

Since 1962, Myanmar has been, in one form or another, under autocratic military control, punctuated by disregard for civil rights and democratic institutions. Only recently did the military regime slowly shift towards democracy, holding...

Trump’s visit to Iraq is a distraction from America’s shaky foreign policy

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to al-Asad Air Base in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stayed in the base near Iraq’s...

A nuanced take is the only way to understand Ted Bundy

Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of his execution, the late convicted serial killer, Ted Bundy, is rising once more into the limelight. While a consistently contentious subject since the 1970s, this year has seen...

What our president needs to learn about his rhetoric

On Oct. 24, the nation believed for about half a day that President Donald Trump was finally going to understand the repercussions of his seemingly nonstop attacks on his critics. Shortly after law enforcement...

The danger of a no-deal Brexit on the island of Ireland

In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.  For the past three years, the U.K. has been struggling to formulate an effective leave arrangement with the...

In a time of crisis, el-Sisi has kept Egypt afloat

In late 2010, a series of uprisings against oppressive regimes across the Middle East began in full storm. Also known as the Arab Spring, social media spread this spirit of rebellion to several nations....

L.A. teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes can address the city’s educational shortcomings

The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) is a union that consists of approximately 33,000 teachers based around the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The goal of this union is to help teachers,...

Why Brazil shouldn’t battle criminals with a broken justice system

As one of his campaign promises, Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he would push for a stricter crackdown on criminal activity by retaliating with higher levels of police brutality. Brazil has steadily declined in...

2020 is an opportunity for Democrats to regain the moral high ground

This past Saturday, President Donald Trump gave a speech that essentially reflected how he presents himself to the people of this country each and every day: without dignity or morality. Ironically, this speech was...

A cartel close to home

For decades, the U.S. has associated with cartels around the world as a fixture of its foreign policy, including destabilization of the drug cartels of Latin America while maintaining diplomatic ties with the association...