Taja Hirata-Epstein


About Taja Hirata-Epstein

Taja is a junior at Brown University. She studies Political Science and is particularly interested in international relations and ethnic studies. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Taja likes spending her free time in the water.

Can Mnangagwa Save Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated this past Sunday after the country’s Supreme Court threw out legal challenges to his election win. Mnangagwa previously served as vice president to Robert Mugabe and following a coup d’etat last November, was appointed acting president. While many hope he can usher in a […]


Iran Threatens America With The “Mother Of All Wars”

On Sunday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States against pursuing policies hostile to his country, saying that war with Iran would be “the mother of all wars.” Relations between the two countries took a nosedive this May when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from a 2015 deal over […]