World in Review Archive

Flags outside the European Parliament. CC BY-SA 2.0 by Richard Yarrow.
Analysis, Economics, Europe, Politics, Security, Western Europe, World in Review

The Commonwealth Alone? Brexit and the Future of the European Union

Editor’s note: This piece was co-written by Max Kuhelj Bugaric and Richard Yarrow. We display the name of only one author due to technical limitations. On June...
Automobile assembly line in manufacturing plant. "Geely assembly line" by Siyuwj CC BYSA
2.0, accessed
via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Central America, Economics, Education, North America, Science & Technology, World in Review

Foot on the Gas: Behind the Mexican Auto Boom

For nearly ten years now, Mexico has been depicted as a place of anarchy in international media outlets. Headlines highlight insecurity stemming from drug...
Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers, November 2014. "Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers," by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis. PD US Marines, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(2) Winter 2016, Africa, Americas, Europe, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Security, World in Review

Hidden Dangers: The Implications of the Global Health Security Agenda

On the heels of the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank conference as well as an Ebola-ridden year, the world is reminded of the significance...
The next secretary-general will be faced with the task of heading a huge and very diverse organization, and will need the support of both the Security Council and the General Assembly to lead effectively. By Patrick Gruban. CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, World in Review

Doing “the Most Difficult Job in the World”: The UN Secretary-General in the Past, Present and Future

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but will also be a time of transition for the organization....
“Founding assembly of the Luxembourg pirate party” by Svnee. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Analysis, Europe, North America, Politics, Science & Technology, South America, Western Europe, World in Review

The Golden Age of Piracy: Can Open-Source Democracy Redefine Citizenship for the Internet Age?

The number of pirates worldwide is on the rise. Iceland is a demonstrative case; there are more pirates living in Iceland than any other...
A house under construction in West Vancouver.

Photo by Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture. [CC by 2.0]
36(3) Spring 2015, Economics, North America, World in Review

New Wealth Seeks a “Home”: The Rise of the Hedge City

Vancouver is a city in flux. A stroll through one of its residential west-side neighborhoods reveals blocks and blocks of construction sites, for-sale signs,...
Pope Francis and other Vatican diplomats have been in secret talks for years with US and Cuban leaders, mediating a deal between the two. 
Photo by Pete Souza, public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(3) Spring 2015, Central America, North America, Politics, World in Review

Dissecting a Miracle: Pope Francis the Peacemaker

After more than five decades of hostility, embargo, and diplomatic frigidity, December 17, 2014 brought news of the seemingly impossible—the beginnings of a thaw...
By Pryshutova Viktoria [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
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...
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, with Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev. By Presidential Press and Information Office - CC BY 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, East Asia, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Politics, World in Review

Follow the Money: The Rise of Economics in Contemporary Geopolitics

When the Harvard International Review was founded, the world of finance was far from cohesive. In the 1970s, the lines of the Cold War...
Naxalite Rebels in Biha
36(1) Summer 2014, Asia, Human Rights, South Asia, World in Review

East of Mumbai: Naxalism and the Future of India

On a starry, clear night in Mumbai, one can venture out to Marine Drive, known as the Queen’s Necklace, and stand by the ocean....