In last year’s 117th Congress, 139 out of 535 elected officials (~25%) refused to acknowledge the existence of climate change. It is important to note that these 139 representatives have collectively received $61 million in lifetime contributions from the coal, oil, and gas industries.
Category: Foreign Affairs
Beyond the border of the US, this content relates to the politics of other nations and America’s relations with them
How France Regained its International Status After the Second World War
How did France, with a crippled economy and weakened military, gain the status of a superpower?
Conspiracy Theories and the Fall of the USSR
How did factors from the Soviet and post-Soviet periods combine to create conspiracies, and how do these conspiracies live on in modern Russia?
How Chinese President Xi’s Reelection May Impact Taiwan and the US
Xi Jinping holds the three highest positions in the Chinese Communist Party, wielding more power than any of his predecessors, and he might be here to say.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Politics are Marked by a Racial and Cultural Divide—Here’s Why
Two large political parties in Trinidad and Tobago are largely separated by race—an outcome of centuries of European colonization.
Colombia Elects its First Leftist President: Gustavo Petro
On August 7th, Gustavo Petro was inaugurated as President of the Republic of Colombia. Here’s a recap of his election.
The Illegal Brazilian Wood Trade is Hurting the Amazon and its Indigenous Inhabitants—Here’s Why
Brazil’s federal law enforcement agencies can’t compete with the “Amazon mafia.” President Bolsonaro’s administration is to blame.
Palestine, Settler Colonialism, and the National Question: Part II – Historical Backgrounds
This is the second installment of an opinion series by Colin Mangan focusing on the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
The Last Republic: How the Soviet Union Lives on in Transnistria
It’s a cold winter night in Moscow, 1991. Although it’s the day after Christmas, the mood in the Red Square and the rest of the country is far from cheerful. It’s now 7:32 p.m, and as a crowd looks on, the flag of the Soviet Union is lowered for the final time over the Kremlin.
Palestine, Settler Colonialism, and the National Question: Part I￼
On Tuesday, February 1, Amnesty International published a report titled “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity”—officially joining B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in condemning Israel’s systematic oppression of Palestinians as a criminal act of apartheid.
A Case Against Intervention in Ukraine: The Prospect of War in Light of our Past Endeavors
President Joe Biden has announced that Russia has amassed troops on its Ukrainian border capable of launching a full invasion. American intelligence has speculated that Russia intends to invade Ukraine and either install a pro-Russian government or annex it altogether.
The Truth About the War in Donbass
In recent weeks, the Biden Administration has intensified its diplomatic and military efforts to keep Ukraine within NATO’s sphere of influence under the pretext of a supposed Russian ground invasion of the Donbass (i.e. the Easternmost region of Ukraine) in the near future.