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Biden’s Fraught Visit To Saudi Arabia And The U.S.-Saudi Relationship

On July 15th, President Joe Biden traveled to Jeddah with the goals of finalizing international agreements and promoting a more stable and prosperous Middle East, according to a White House press release. Though many American presidents have traveled to Saudi Arabia, Biden’s visit was particularly contentious due to his fist-bump

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Going Beyond the TPS in the Context of the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis

Going Beyond the TPS in the Context of the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis In April 2022, the United States government designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Cameroonians for the next 18 months. This came following persistent calls from some lawmakers and lobbyists on the risk of deporting Cameroonians to their country

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The New Normal: A Report On Responses To Heat Waves

The summer of 2022 is gradually becoming more of an environmental concern worldwide. Earlier this year, Australia recorded its hottest summer day at 50.7 degrees Celsius (134 Fahrenheit), and in May India recorded its highest temperature at 49 degrees Celsius (120.2 Fahrenheit) in Delhi. More recently, the UK broke its

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Both Sides In Ethiopia’s Tigrayan Conflict Seek External Mediation

According to Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party, the African Union (A.U.) should be the facilitator of peace talks between their government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (T.P.L.F.) after nearly two years of violent conflict. However, the Tigray government has concerns with this proposition. In an open letter written in June,

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Is There Still A Role For The Commonwealth In Global Politics?

This summer the Commonwealth of Nations is undertaking two major events: the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. Both events have been accompanied by questions over the continued relevance of the Commonwealth as an institution and what role

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The U.S. Must Do More To Reestablish Relations With Cuba

In May 2022, Presiden Joe Biden and the White House announced that the United States would ease many Trump-era restrictions on Cuba. The measures included more U.S. flights into Cuba, bringing back an Obama-era family reunification program, and lifting the family remittances cap. These changes come as conditions in Cuba

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Ireland Says UK Breach of N.Ireland Protocol ‘very serious.’

Earlier this month, the Prime Minister of Ireland, Michael Martin, commented on the UK’s breach of Northern Ireland’s protocol bill, “the unilateral breach of the Protocol is very serious – an international deal ratified by British Parliament and approved by the PM”, as quoted by Reuters. The Northern Ireland protocol,

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Ethiopia – The Failure Of International Sanctions In Achieving Peace

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate, as the international community considers more economic sanctions against the Ethiopian government. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an estimated 7.5 million people in the Afar, Tigray, and Amhara regions are facing acute food insecurity as a result of

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Global Perspectives On SCOTUS’s Overturning Of Roe v. Wade

On June 24th, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made a decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, a law that guaranteed abortion as a constitutional right. By overturning nearly fifty years of precedent, individual states are now able to create and enact their own laws regarding abortion, birth

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Addressing Human Trafficking: What’s Working And What’s Not

Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that the British government struck a 120-million-pound deal with the government of Rwanda to send asylum seekers there from the United Kingdom, discussions of how to effectively tackle the issue of human trafficking have sprung up around the world. Migrants are especially

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The Future Of E.U. Membership

On March 3rd, Georgia submitted its application to join the European Union in the wake of applications made by Ukraine and Moldova, and the increasing violence in the region. On June 17th, the Commission of the E.U. presented its opinion on the applications of the three countries, which the Council

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