Israel Judicial Crisis: An Attempt to Undermine the Middle East’s Only Democracy

Introduction In early 2023, Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi), announced a series of reforms that functionally remove authority from the judiciary and eliminate the Supreme Court’s powers. The current government, which is the most...

Freedom of Assembly in France

On April 15th, President Macron signed into law his unpopular reform act increasing the state pension age from 62 to 64. Since January, millions have mobilized in demonstrations across France to denounce the reform. However, civil unrest exploded in late March after...

Contextualizing the BRICS Nations’ Quest to Establish a New Global Reserve Currency

Introduction The concept of “de-dollarization” has become an increasingly topical issue as countries seek to decrease their dependence on the U.S. dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency. Should de-dollarization occur, there are many countries that would like...

Time to START Over

After decades of United States-Russia relations operating under the umbrella of nuclear arms reduction treaties, the world now faces a much more uncertain future. On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was unilaterally...

An Ongoing Crisis in Egypt: Human Rights Abuses

For years, Egypt’s human rights abuses have been known and reported on by journalists in the country hoping to bring the tragedies to light. Only recently, however, has the Egyptian government publicly addressed the issue and set forth initiatives to tackle the problem. Despite the outward perception that change in the country is taking place, the realities seem to remain the same.

September 2023


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