About Author

Mason Barnard

Mason Barnard is a staff writer for the Harvard International Review. He contributes primarily to our World in Review and Global Notebook sections.

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Middle East, North America, Reviews

The “American” of American Sniper

The word “American” is the operative term for understanding “American Sniper”—Clint Eastwood’s epic biopic of the deadliest sniper in American history. Although it is...
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36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, Security, Western Europe, World in Review

Putin a Stranglehold: The Changing Strategies of a Resurgent Russia

It has been a good year for Russian President Vladimir Putin. His country annexed a strategic peninsula in the Black Sea, he retains high...
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35(3) Winter 2014, Americas, Human Rights, Politics, South America, World in Review

Christ the Out of Touch

A majestic, powerful figure, Christ the Redeemer stands far above the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro—a physical manifestation of the power and authority of...
35(2) Fall 2013, Global Notebook

Ecotourism’s Hidden Cost: “Green” tourism’s colonial toll

Golden rays set on the verdant canopy of the Amazon—a sea of green stretching across the horizon. But it is a beautiful scene that is increasingly under threat. Deforestation,...
35(1) Summer 2013, Global Notebook

Tropical Diseases: The Right Fight Against the Wrong Enemy

After a long, hard fought struggle against humanity’s loldest scourge, the terror of smallpox—disfiguring and deadly—was no more. The eradication of smallpox in 1979...
34(4) Spring 2013, World in Review

Not The Iraq You Know: But the Iraq that Could Be

Cranes pierce the blue sky, Western businessmen walk the streets, and capable militiamen and police officers patrol daily. It might be Dubai, if Dubai...
Analysis, Blog

Has Modernization Issued New Commandments?

There is a common refrain in intellectual circles: the modern world has abandoned religiosity. Proof, supposedly, is in the sky-rocketing rates of atheism and...