David Smith Jr.


About David Smith Jr.

He is currently an undergraduate Economics major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His present concentrations of study and research include international trade and political relations, along with their effects on global welfare, economies, and the environment. After pursuing further graduate economics education, he hopes to become a part of the U.S. policy making process through consulting and research.

Haitian Protests Against Economic Instability And Political Corruption

The ongoing protests in Haiti are troubling United States and Canadian officials, as they warn against tourists travelling there. These demonstrations advanced ferociously for months. Amid the outrage, the working class demonstrators campaign against the nation’s evident inflation problem and its adverse effects. Simultaneously, this unanimous public outcry denounces the […]


The Resurrection Of The Green New Deal

On Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts proposed the “Green New Deal”. Stemming from the broad, yet distant, fear of looming environmental catastrophe, Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey appear hopeful their policy recommendation will be heard. With one piece of legislation, the two […]


US Charges Against Huawei Could Inflame China Trade Talks

As recently reported, the U.S. Justice Department proceeded with several charges against Chinese company, Huawei. The department alleges the firm defied the United States’ sanctions on Iran and pilfered integral production information from U.S. competitors into the global technology market. Moreover, President Donald Trump recently reaffirmed his stance regarding U.S.-Chinese […]


Sweden Hosts ‘Constructive’ North Korea Talks, Eyes On Second Summit With The U.S.

Earlier this week, several parleys between North Korea, South Korea, and Swedish intermediaries concluded productively in Stockholm, with delegates from the United States also having attended many of these discussions. All parties involved purportedly sought peaceful solutions to developing strong economic and political relations with one another. The attending agents […]


Ivory Coast Urges Calm As ICC Weighs Gbagbo’s Return

Recently, the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) motioned to allow former President Laurent Gbagbo re-entrance into the country. Following this announcement, Gbagbo announced an imminent return, after years of exile for allegedly inciting political violence. Outraged citizens currently engage in protests against these recent proclamations. Amidst the turmoil, the nation now […]


Saudi Arabia Deports Dozens Of Rohingya Refugees To Bangladesh 1

After decades of living in Saudi Arabia and adjacent nations, the Saudi government recently motioned to deport several Rohingya migrants to neighboring Bangladesh. Interestingly, this particular group of residents solely inhabited this particular country of Saudi Arabia and holds no ties to Bangladesh. The current circumstance of Rohingya citizenship becomes […]


Border Tensions Boil Over As France ‘Dumps’ Migrants In Italy

Earlier this week, the French and Italian government frictions soared, as the two nation-states continued to dispute intricacies of border parameters. Specifically, Italian authorities called into question the suspected French practice of ‘migrant dumping’ across their western border. With increasing offenses transmitting between both factions, the unclear guidelines of immigration […]