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Is the UN Relevant Anymore?

By Kristina Kulik and Andriana Loukanari Critics call it too bureaucratic and inefficient. The complaints levied against its logistical limitations are valid; however, the United Nations remains the most prominent international body, particularly within the arena of human rights enforcement. [...]

May 5, 2014 Global, Print Edition
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Sports in Poor Places

By Kamar Saint-Louis To many individuals, sports are considered a fun way to stay healthy, as well as engage in competition. Having been an athlete for most of my life, I can attest that the rush that a participant gets from competition is one of [...]

May 5, 2014 Global, Print Edition
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Argentine and American Polarization

By Nadia Tareen Last October, during my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I recall my host mom commenting to me as we watched the news over dinner, “Wow, the politics in your country are just as bad as they are here!” The U.S. government had [...]

May 5, 2014 Global, Print Edition
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Palestinian Education: Success Amidst Struggle

  By: James Townsend The modern situation of a Palestinian living in either the Gaza Strip or the West Bank today is not good. Despite Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, upwards of 94% of supposedly Palestinian territory, [...]

April 16, 2014 Global, Online Only
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New Paternity Laws Challenge Age-Old Gender Norms

By Liza Lansing and Jessie Abrams In recent years, there has been much debate over whether women can attain gender equality by “leaning in” to their roles at home, in the workplace, and as mothers. The plight of men who [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition
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Typhoon Haiyan: Women in the Wake of Natural Disasters

By Taylor Evensen On November 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall struck the Philippines, killing thousands of people and displacing millions. Just five days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines, accounts of rape [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition
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Israel Leads the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

By Alexandra Friedman In January 2014, the state of Israel unveiled a new Holocaust memorial in Tel Aviv, built to remember the gay and lesbian victims of Nazi persecution. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and the German ambassador to Israel [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition

Challenging China: How the U.S. Can Change the State of Human Rights

By Jordan Dannenberg On January 26th, a Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a prominent human rights advocate, to four years imprisonment for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.” The Noble Prize Winning Liu Xiaobo is currently serving eleven years [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition

Anti-Government Protests In Thailand: A Political Sociology of Elite and Class Conflict

By Larry Liu Edited by Chris Hua Introduction An estimated 150- to 200,000 people from the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) led by Suthep Thaugsuban are protesting against the government of Thailand, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, wanting her to resign [...]

March 3, 2014 Global, Online Only

From Russia Sans Love: FALL DEBATE, WINTER OLYMPICS

  By Gregory Segal What prompted you to found CREW? Was it one specific instance of corruption that shocked you or was it a general sense that Washington needed work? It was a general sense that Washington needed work in [...]

February 11, 2014 Global, Print Edition