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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm / in Uncategorized

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

Barack Obama is running a victory lap of sorts as his second term approaches an end, and the party a good chance of retaining the White House after President Obama leaves office. On the other side of the party line, the circus of conservative candidates vying for the presidency is led by a neurosurgeon who is quickly showing that medical acumen does not necessarily translate into political savvy.

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, Issue, World

Bridging the Strait: Optimism for Taiwan’s Uncertain Future

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese president and Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping in Singapore. This meeting was the highest level encounter between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949.

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

Switzerland’s Holes: An Undecided Population in a Far Right Climate

by On February 9th, 2014, Switzerland passed the popular initiative “against mass immigration,” an initiative that has compromised Switzerland’s international position and relationship with the European Union to the point where EU Commissioner Lazlo Andor stated in a press release that “Business [with Switzerland] as usual is not an option.” What led him to use such harsh terms? The referendum, […]

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

When Europe Stops Remembering: Union, Exit, and European Peace

“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it.”

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm / in Issue, World

Pipe Dream: How Environmentalists Stopped Keystone but Ignored an Oil Revolution

President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which had called for a 1,179-mile shortcut in existing pipelines that stretch from oil fields in Alberta, Canada, to refineries and ports on the Gulf of Mexico

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by / on December 8, 2015 at 12:50 am / in Middle East, Most Recent Column, Web Columnists, World, World

The Challenges of Limited War 2.0

Web Columnist Brian Solender explores the nature of the new American foreign policy in the Middle East

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by / on November 21, 2015 at 2:29 pm / in Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Opinion, World, World

Playing the Zero-Sum like a Positive-Sum

by During his visit to Vietnam, US Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly asserted confidence in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He expressed optimism about the future of the deal on August 7, 2015: “I’m very very confident that the TPP is gonna boost trade, improve worker standards, improve environment standards, have a consequence of really raising the standards of business […]

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by / on November 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm / in Europe, World, World

Turkey Election: Trading off Democratic Rights for Stability

Rekha Kennedy, a Columbia junior currently studying abroad in turkey on the country’s recent election

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:36 am / in Current Issue, Judicial

Juvenile Injustice

by By Tal Siegel In the 1980s, rapidly increasing crime rates all over the United States spurred widespread panic. By the ʼ90s, the myth of “super predator” teens—adolescents thought to be engaged in rampant, violent crime—had gripped the country, prompting nationwide legislation to lower the age of criminal responsibility. Known as Juvenile Court Exclusion laws, these laws barred many adolescents […]

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:33 am / in Asia, Current Issue

Some Yuan Is Getting Me Down

by China is on my mind—and it seems to be on everybody else’s mind as well. You’ve heard it all summer, and the headache is now continuing into autumn: China’s economy is slowing down drastically. Analysts have been predicting that China’s unprecedented 10 percent growth rate would eventually start to atrophy for the last three decades, and it seems that […]

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