• Water Pressures

    Water Pressures

    The optimal way to tackle the issue of water scarcity in California is not simply by pressuring consumers, but rather by enacting water restrictions on producers, particularly those in large-scale agriculture and energy production.

  • “It Was The State”

    “It Was The State”

    Thousands of protesters gathered in the Zocalo of Mexico City, chanting “Fue el Estado”: “It was the State.” As the ornate baroque wood of the Palace, witness to almost four centuries of Mexican politics, was consumed in flames, the protesters’ cries were vindicated. The image created by a few instigators legitimized the protesters’ chant by its dramatic and symbolic force: it seems obvious, almost intuitive: yes, it was the state.

  • Myan-marred Relations

    Myan-marred Relations

    Chinese participation in the Burmese economy—and civil conflict—at the people’s expense has delegitimized Beijing in the eyes of Burmese citizens. China has argued it is providing employment and crucial infrastructure to a truly underdeveloped region. However, ethnic minority activists are skeptical that the benefits of China’s economic activity in Burma will trickle down as far as officials claim.

  • Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

    Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

    What doctrine constitutes Obama’s foreign policy thus far? What options are left to Obama in his final two years to complete foreign policy goals and strengthen American power abroad? And what will be Obama’s legacy in foreign policy?

  • They Know You’re Reading This

    They Know You’re Reading This

    It’s been more than one year after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing broad government surveillance, and most Americans are no longer surprised to hear that their online activity can easily be monitored. Revelations about surveillance are no longer front-page news. But what are the practical ramifications and consequences of living in a surveillance-saturated society?

  • by Lauren Espeseth

    Sinking the Internship

    Eve Goldenberg, CC’17, a native New Yorker, came to Columbia with the dream of becoming a screenwriter. In her first semester, she enrolled in a formal acting class and once a week, took the subway downtown to continue her study of improv theater. By the spring of her freshman year, however, Goldenberg felt far away from her dream.

  • In the Search for Truth

    In the Search for Truth

    Amar Zaidi investigates the state of journalism in Pakistan

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    Events 11/24 – 11/30

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    Events 11/17 – 11/23

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    Judging the Judges

    A Look at the Judicial Empathy Debate

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, World

A Farmer’s Market

China Rewrites Its Property Laws

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Just Compensation

The Courts Get Creative with Eminent Domain

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Digging With China

Nicaragua Lays the Groundwork for a New Canal

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists, World

An Interview with Joyce Banda

A conversation with the noted activist and former President of Malawi.

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Gunning For Brazil

Private Security Encroaches on Indigenous Land

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Émigré Matters

Re-Examining France’s Brain Drain

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm / in Current Issue, Middle East, World

Dictating Democracy

The Autocratic Origins of Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

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by / on November 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm / in Matthew Michaelides, Web Columnists, World, World

Chaos in Mexico: How Did We Get Here?

Matthew Michaelides examines the precarious political situation in Mexico in his latest column for CPR

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by / on November 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm / in Campus, Events

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

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Events 11/03 – 11/09

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