• Esme Graziani

    American Recognition of Morocco’s Occupation in Western Sahara

    Last month, as part of the Trump administration’s mission to foster “peace in the Middle East,” the United States announced that it had successfully facilitated a deal to establish friendly relations between Morocco and Israel. As part of the deal, the United States agreed to recognize Morocco’s claim over Western

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    The “LGBTQ+ Panic” Defense in the United States

    On December 16th, the legislature of the District of Columbia (D.C.) voted unanimously to ban the “gay/trans panic” defense, making it the first American city to do so, and joining the 11 other states which had done so already. The “gay/trans panic defense,” or the “LGBTQ+ panic” defense as it

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    Farmers in India and the Struggle for Justice

    Introduction On November 26th, 250 million people across India participated in a nationwide strike in solidarity with the farmers of Punjab and Haryana, making it the largest organized protest in history. This strike was organized as thousands of farmers began to march on the capital of New Delhi to demand

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    The Fight Against “Radical Islam” in France

    On October 16th, French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on the street in a Parisian suburb after sparking local controversy by using caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in one of his lessons. President Emmanuel Macron voiced his outrage and condemned this abhorrent act of violence, referring to it not only

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    Comparing Biden’s and Trump’s Foreign Policy Approaches

    In less than a week, on November 3rd, the results of the 2020 United States Presidential election will be revealed. Not only is this election huge for Americans as it could mean the difference in regards of COVID deaths, systemic racism, or immigration, but it will have long-standing international repercussions.

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    The W20 Summit and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

    This upcoming week from October 20th to the 22nd, Saudi Arabia will be virtually hosting the Women 20 Summit (W20), a conference that is hosted annually to address gender issues in state’s policies and political agendas. Concern over Saudi Arabia’s track-record surrounding women’s rights and the rights of other identity

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    The Sahrawi Struggle for Recognition in Western Sahara

    In the past century, much of the African continent has experienced profound political, economic and territorial changes as a result of colonialism. In particular, the disputed nation of Western Sahara, or the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), has faced persistent challenges in creating an internationally recognized nation state in the

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