Pippa McCue

A Step Forward For Gender Equality As Nepal Criminalizes Chhaupadi

On Wednesday, August, 9th, 2017, the Nepalese Parliament criminalized the practice of Chhaupadi, a local Hindu custom. The practice involves banishing women from the home during menstruation and after childbirth to basic huts that are known as chhau goth. Women may also be prohibited from consuming dairy products, touching religious […]

Constituent Assembly Ousts Outspoken Attorney General As Venezuela’s Democratic Facade Is Shattered

In one of its first acts as a legislative body, Venezuela’s controversial new National Constituent Assembly unanimously voted to remove attorney general Luisa Ortega, supporter-turned-critic of the Maduro-led regime. The dismissal can hardly be viewed as a surprise, but coming on the first day of the assembly’s meeting it is […]

Trumplomacy’s Test: The Launch of Hwasong-14

“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” President Donald Trump declared in a campaign speech in April 2016, promising to put ‘America First.’ ‘Economic nationalism’ and ‘national security’ would be the pillars upon which Trump’s diplomacy was built. With North Korea’s […]