Katherine Leahy


About Katherine Leahy

Katherine Leahy is a student at The University of Chicago majoring in political science. She is especially interested in International Relations, democracy building, and issues surrounding press freedom.

The Bahrain-Israel Normalization Agreement Indicates Shift In Middle East Politics

  On September 15, Bahrain normalized its relations with Israel making it the second Arab nation to do so this year. The diplomatic move is formally recognised under the “Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations”. According to the New York Times, the agreement is […]


The Afghan flag, superimposed on a series of interlocking lines such that it appears to be printed on a thick fence. The flag has three vertical stripes in black, red, and green, with a white seal in the center.

Taliban Almost Takes Key Afghan City Amid Peace Talks

At the end of August, the Taliban nearly took the strategic Afghan city of Kunduz. According to US News, the bulk of the Kunduz offensive took place between August 20th and 26th. During this time, the Taliban took several checkpoints, captured two bases, and displaced approximately 60,000 people before being […]


U.A.E. Opposition Establishes Anti-Normalization Group Against Israel

Two weeks ago, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), brokered a deal intended to foster future cooperation in areas such as energy production and water use, in addition to finding a viable COVID vaccine, reports the BBC. Termed the “Abraham accord,” this deal will establish full diplomatic relations between […]


Aden Declared An ‘Infested’ City As Yemen Faces COVID-19

Earlier this week, Aden, the “interim seat of the Saudi-backed government”, was declared an “infested city”, reports Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that there is “full-blown transmission of the virus in Yemen, with the disease spreading undetected among a population with some of the lowest levels of immunity […]