Policy Analysis


Taliban And U.S. Make An Agreement After Decades Of War

After over a year in the making, there is now an agreement to begin the end of the United States’ longest war in history, but there is still a very long way to go. Recently, the U.S. signed a deal with the Afghanistan Taliban in Doha, Qatar that will be […]


Abstaining From Sex: Brazil’s New Campaign To Decrease Adolescent Birth Rate

In early February, the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, led by evangelical pastor Damares Alves, launched the campaign “Adolescence first, pregnancy after.” The campaign aims to decrease the adolescent birth rate by encouraging teenage girls to abstain from sexual intercourse until married. “When you have a relationship […]


Coronavirus And The Changing Face Of Hong Kong Protests

Protests have been raging across Hong Kong for nearly a year. While the protests started in February as a response to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which would allow the extradition of criminals to countries like China, the central goals of […]


Protesting Policing In NYC

On Friday, January 31, 2020, hundreds, if not thousands of protestors organized by Antifa and Decolonize this Place poured into Grand Central Station, demonstrating against new public transportation reforms. These reforms include increases in police presence in the subway and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fares. Demonstrators demanded complete removal […]


Liberté, Egalité…Complicité? Is French Foreign Policy Undermining Peace in Libya?

Following the Berlin summit, serious questions remain concerning French involvement in Libya. Do French interests align with UN resolutions and can President Macron remain committed to promises on domestic security whilst toeing the international line? Present at Sunday’s summit were Fayez al-Saraj, prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National […]


Puerto Rican Earthquakes: A Needed Impetus For Statehood? 2

Over the past week, a series of massive earthquakes have ravaged Puerto Rico and its neighboring countries. On January 6th, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast. A day later, the most massive earthquake in Puerto Rican history hit, clocking in with a magnitude of 6.4. On January […]


Australian Wildfires: An Omen Of Catastrophic Climate Change

Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis. Wildfires are raging across the country, specifically concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria. First responders are risking their lives, the government deployed thousands of military reservists, and firefighters are relying heavily on civilian volunteers, but nothing seems sufficient to control the flames. […]


Presidential Authority In Immigration Law: Section 212(f)

The Supreme Court ruled in September of this year on the “Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States,” which has been labeled the “asylum proclamation” by several news outlets. The proclamation, which is the centerpiece of a new court case, banned asylum seekers from […]