Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 6:15pm
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This month, November 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. In many regards, the German reunification was an unbridled success: After being divided for more than four decades, the nation was able to come together quickly and peacefully, bridging major divides. On the surface, this reunification appears to be a miraculous success story. Since 1990, all of Germany has cheered for the same national soccer team, used the same currency and operated politically as one united nation. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:47pm
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For the past several weeks, Chile has been rocked by massive protests, mainly in the capital city of Santiago. Traditionally, protests of this scale are the result of major political, social or economic decisions made by a government that citizens feel would dramatically impact their lives.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 6:11pm
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Over the past weeks, the Middle East has undergone drastic geopolitical changes that could alter the region’s dynamics for decades to come. While most news coverage has been focused on President Trump’s rash and foolhardy decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, this is not the only major development in the region.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:10am
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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.