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Romania’s Struggles: Between Democratic Training Wheels and Victimhood Citizenship

Romania's democracy has been faltering in the last few years. The country has been struggling to shed off its communist history and has seen protest after protest in the last few years as the youth...

Afghans Look to Trump for Protection

Devastating attacks rocked Kabul this month, killing over a hundred people and raising concerns over a resurgent Taliban. Repeated failures by the national government, Camelia Entekhabifard...

Repealing the Debt Sentence for Puerto Rico

On top of post-hurricane destruction, outstanding debt and poor climate resilience leaves Puerto Rico in danger of spiraling deeper into economic stagnation. While talks to restructure the...

Damming Developments on the Nile

Water scarcity and widespread underdevelopment have bred popular unrest in the Nile Basin. As riparian states increase their reliance on Nile resources, Panagiotis Skiadas argues that ...

A New Deal for Japan's Foreign Workers

In this essay, Dhriti Mehta analyzes the employment-social protection relationship in Japan in the context of the structure and function of the Welfare State, explores Japanese government’s policies...

Five Years On, Where Does Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ Stand?

A lot of Japan’s women-related issues cannot be solved by legal frameworks or systems alone; they need social and cultural reformation. In August 2015, at the World Assembly for Women (WAW) in...

We’ve Been Here Before: The Durability of Multilateralism

This piece appears in The End of International Cooperation? from Summer 2017. Several of the Trump administration’s opening foreign policy salvoes have been aimed directly at the world’s...

End Times Diplomacy at the UN?

In her last days at the UN, Samantha Power practiced "end times diplomacy" in anticipation of President Trump but Nikki Haley has followed Power's diplomatic playbook. Editor's Note: This piece...

The Risk of Cyber War and Cyber Terrorism

This interview originally appeared in The Cyber Issue in Winter 2016. How can the United States prevent a cyber war from breaking out and deter terrorists from targeting the country with cyber...

Did Fears Surrounding the Iran Deal Really Come True?

Two years in, there is little evidence to support most concerns that surrounded the Iran Deal – except one. When the Iranian Nuclear Deal was signed two years ago, critics of the Deal had several...

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