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.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Nicaraguan Officials And Cuban Businesses

In December, the United States imposed new sanctions on several Cuban businesses and Nicaraguan government officials. The U.S. has a long, volatile history with Cuba and, under the Trump administration, has tightened economic sanctions and imposed other restrictions. The Treasury Department states that three entities, the Grupo de Administración Empresarial S.A., […]

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 recognized under the “Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations.” According to the New York Times, the agreement is unsurprising. […]

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 […]