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Protest at the Center of American Politics

Abstract: Recognizing the increasing ubiquity of protest in the United States, this article considers why protest has become so central to American politics. It argues that three factors contribute...

The Olympics Can’t Bring World Peace and We Know It

Olympic years have held a salient place in history, for during the celebration of the Olympic Games, participating city states (in the ancient era i.e. 776 B.C. - 393 A.D.) or member states (in the...

Protecting the Dugong: Regulating U.S. Military Bases in Japan

There has been constant conflict in the Okinawa Island of Japan regarding the construction of a new U.S. Military Base. The underlying reason for said conflict has been an environmental concern—the...

Unilateralism Won’t Help Global Britain

As post-Brexit Britain seeks to redefine its foreign policy, the country has taken a strong stand to condemn human rights’ violations and reject Chinese 5G technology. While a step in the right...

Innovating in America Again

The United States needs a more proactive industrial policy, especially as China ramps up its own investments in new and emerging technologies. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt issuance for...

Praetorians in the time of Pandemic: Militaries in Latin American Populist Regimes

As the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across Latin America, civilian leaders are asking the region’s militaries to increase their domestic duties, from enforcing curfews and sealing international...

Ukraine’s European Moment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis presents Ukraine with a unique opportunity to integrate further into the West. The crisis has weakened Russia’s position in the Donbas and has sparked key internal Ukrainian...

Brazilian Media on COVID-19

In the largest country in Latin American, the media has faced a major distraction in the coverage of COVID-19: the president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro himself. A recent analysis of printed editions of...

COVID-19 Media Coverage in the Philippines

While the novel coronavirus was first reported by international media outlets in late 2019, Philippine media outlets only started covering the epidemic in the first few days of January. In early 2020...

Chinese State Media’s Coverage of COVID-19

Chinese state media is strictly centralized and state pressure on journalists has been a constant theme throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The government seems to be upholding its efforts to maintain...

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