Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:10am

The United States often likes to tout the checks and balances in its governmental system, which exist for the purpose of constraining the power of various groups and individuals. Even under President Donald Trump, the checks and balances system has proved somewhat successful: Many of Trump’s most outrageous ideas have been stymied or watered down, preventing social and political catastrophes.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:02pm

On Dec. 7, 2015, Justin Trudeau stood in front of the Canadian Parliament and delivered his first speech as Prime Minister of Canada.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:28pm

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” began Charles Dickens in his 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities.Today, more than 150 years after Dickens’ death, those words remain relevant: At present, they describe the predicament facing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Internationally, Putin’s reign has been a time of great success for Russia.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 5:02pm

In August 1947, Britain announced the partition of the British India Colony, creating two separate, independent nations: the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. To say the Partition was controversial would be an understatement; it has, nearly single-handedly, defined the geopolitics of the region since. In the decades following, the Partition India and Pakistan have quarrelled ceaselessly, fighting over land and power. However, no issue has been more contentious than the dispute over the region of Kashmir.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:32pm

For the past several years, European political coverage has focused almost solely on the rise of the far right — and not without reason. Far-right parties have gained voters in “progressive” countries like Germany and France, and have even managed to win outright majorities in Poland and Hungary. However, while the far-right may be grabbing all the headlines, another movement is beginning to make its presence felt in European politics: green parties.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 8:05pm

In his time as president, Donald Trump has continually used inflammatory rhetoric to stake out his political positions, from calling climate change a hoax to labeling news coverage he doesn’t like as “fake news.” However, Trump’s most aggressive outbursts are consistently focused on immigration. This makes sense: Since the very beginning of his campaign, Trump has made restricting Latin American immigration at any cost his number one priority.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 11:49am

Back in January, I published my first ever column for The Daily, in which I derided Brexit as an unrealizable fantasy which could never be pulled off. Unfortunately, it seems I was only half right: Brexit remains an unrealizable fantasy, but Britain appears determined to go through with it anyway.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:15am

For many Americans, the U.S. trade war with China has been fought abstractly. Stock prices dropped, and reports have come out explaining how tariffs on Chinese imports will raise the price of everything from iPhones to washing machines. Within America, the conflict hasn’t escalated beyond tariffs and empty threats, despite being, in part, a conflict over global political ideologies.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:59pm

Authoritarianism is a term that, historically, has evoked images of violent oppression and chaotic military coups, and with good reason. From Stalin’s Soviet gulags to Augusto Pinochets militaristic takeover of the Chilean government, authoritarians have traditionally used violence, power and strength to forcefully secure power and, subsequently, to silence dissenters and maintain a firm grip on this power. While these types of brutal regimes still exist today in places such as North Korea, they are less common than they once were.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:55pm

2018 was, globally, the fourth hottest year on record, surpassed only by 2016, 2015 and 2017 in that order.