37(3) Spring 2016 Archive

Army Spc. Grant Richardson stands guard duty in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hieder in the Ninewa Province town of Rabi'ah, Iraq, on June 30, 2005. Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert M. Schalk, U.S. Navy, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, 37(3) Spring 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Features, Middle East, Politics, Security

Adapting to the Evolving Strategic Environment – Applying the Lessons of the Global War on Terror to Future Threats

  A career in the US Army in the last fifteen years has mostly centered on the fight against Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) in...
An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff June 13, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft are assigned to the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Analysis, Asia, Environment, Features, Health, Science & Technology, Security

The Growing International Movement Against Killer Robots

  Six weapons have been internationally banned: poison gas, biological weapons, chemical weapons, blinding lasers, antipersonnel landmines, and cluster munitions. The bans on the...
37(3) Spring 2016, Analysis, Middle East, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Breaking the Cycle of Terror: Democratic Alternative

In June of 1981, after serving for 16 months as the first president of Iran, I was in hiding. There had been a coup...
Girls in China now attend primary school at the same rate as boys (UNICEF). Yet other fundamental women's rights issues remain unaddressed. CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Asia, East Asia, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

Half the Sky, But Not Yet Equal: China’s Feminist Movement

The Chinese economic miracle has been one of the most publicized phenomena on the international stage. But what is often neglected in the news and in scholarship...
Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Photo by FDA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Asia, Europe, Health, Interviews, North America

The US Food and Drug Administration in a Globalized World

Dr. Margaret Hamburg served as Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2009 until 2015. While at the FDA, she focused...
"A farmer prepares his field for the planting season near Nathenje on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Australia is using its expertise and experience to help improve food security in African countries." by Stephen Morrison/AusAID. CC-BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Health, Human Rights

On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species By Means of Enforceable Natural Law

Had Charles Darwin been blessed with precognition while conjecturing about finch beak differentiation over millions of years, he would have envied us. We in...
A dry riverbed in California. California's drought has already taken a serious toll on its agricultural production. 
"California Drought" by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PD US NOAA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Environment, Europe, Features, Health

Famine or Feast: Climate Change and the Future of Food Production

It is the year 2080. As climate change continues, unhindered by weak regulations and international disagreement, temperatures have risen several degrees Fahrenheit. In tropical...
As part of the FDA Retail Food Cooperative program, an employee and an FDA inspector test the pH of rice to ensure it can be safely left at room temperature. 
"FDA Retail Food Cooperative Program" by Michael J. Ermath. PD-USA-FDA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Health, North America, Security

Internationalizing Food Safety: FDA’s Role in the Global Food System

We work for a public health regulatory agency – the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — that oversees products accounting for 20...
"Mass food production" by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos. CC BY-NC, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, 37(3) Spring 2016, Featured, Letter from the Editors

A Global Plate: The Dynamics of International Food Politics

Our spring 2016 feature issue, A Global Plate: The Dynamics of International Food Politics, has hit newsstands! Check out the latest print edition as well as some...