37(2) Winter 2016 Archive

Oct. 28, 2013
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37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Health, North America, Perspectives

The Kids Are All Right: Good News From the Dismal Science About Our Children

American parents may be more terrified than ever before that they will make errors that will have long-term negative impacts on their children. In...
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37(2) Winter 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

Another Forgotten War: The Lack of a Western Response to the Ukrainian Conflict

From accusations that the Kremlin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Convention servers to condemnations of ruthless Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Aleppo, there...
Residents in a rural South Korean town shout slogans during a protest against a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in their neighborhood outside Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 21, 2016. The  missile system will be deployed in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials announced Wednesday, July 13, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards they believe the U.S. system might cause. The letters read "Desperately oppose, Deployment THAAD." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Features, Politics, Security

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading To Political Regression

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading to Political Regression North Korea’s military aggression has intensified over the past months, exemplified by the country’s fourth nuclear...
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37(2) Winter 2016, Features, Human Rights, Oceania, Politics, Security

David and Goliath: A Small Island Nation’s Quest for Global Nuclear Disarmament

Gone is the era of nuclear paranoia. No longer does the US government conduct nationwide civil defense campaigns exhorting its citizens to “duck and...
Claire Naylor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women LEAD Nepal.
37(2) Winter 2016, Education, Human Rights, Interviews, South Asia

Women LEAD Nepal: An Interview with Director Claire Naylor on Empowering Young Women

Claire Naylor is the co-founder and executive director of Women LEAD Nepal. Naylor grew up in Nepal, and her experiences observing the lives of...
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37(2) Winter 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Middle East

Journey to Rio: An Analysis of the Success of the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic athletes from the Refugee team stand together during the welcome ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including Yusra Mardini. Photo Credits: AP Images...
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37(2) Winter 2016, East Asia, Environment, Features, North Africa, Science & Technology

The Essential Element: How Phosphorus Scarcity Endangers the World

Phosphorus: a powdery maroon substance used in producing everything from baking powder to steels to fertilizer. Surprisingly, stocks of phosphorus are declining. The international...
By Mark Fahey, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Education, Europe, Features, Human Rights, Politics

Propaganda and Censorship: Adapting to the Modern Age

The role of propaganda and censorship is not as obvious as it may seem. From the infamous propaganda arm of North Korean government to...
The hijab describes the headscarf worn by many muslim women. Women are now banned from wearing the garment in France.  By anuarsalleh [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
37(2) Winter 2016, Europe, Features, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics

The Struggle of the Veiled Woman: ‘White Savior Complex’ and Rising Islamophobia Create a Two-Fold Plight

  In 2004, the French parliament passed a law that prohibits the display of any conspicuous religious symbols in French schools. The ban, which...
One of many grand acts at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. "2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 10," by Eric Draper, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, Economics, Europe, Features, Politics, South America

Competition, Cooperation, and Cultural Entertainment: The Olympics in International Relations

The modern Olympic Games have always been about far more than athletic competition. As a result, it often seems as if the Olympics have...