Venezuela’s Leadership in Shambles

Ryan Zhang ‘20

April 14, 2019

Venezuela, a country that is already in great turmoil, suffered a huge blackout last week that has devastated the lives of all citizens. The people are without electricity and leadership of the country is uncertain as the pro...

Vive le Gilet!

Ryan Zhang ‘20

January 19, 2019

A few weeks ago, thousands of people donned their gilets jaunes (yellow vests worn commonly by construction workers) and marched through the streets of France. But this was not the newest fashion statement in the country of “chic...

The Price of the U.S.-China Trade War

Ryan Zhang ‘20

December 8, 2018

Starting at the beginning of 2018, a trade dispute formed between the U.S. and China soon became an explosive trade war resulting in billions of dollars of tariffs on each side; this would subsequently harm both the manufacturers and...

A More Connected World: the Future of China under Xi Jinping

Ryan Zhang ‘20

April 9, 2018

Recently, China’s president, Xi Jinping, held the quinquennial Party Congress, where he outlined a more global foreign policy. This was new, because China never had much of a foreign policy before. From the 15th to 17th century, ...

The Future of SpaceX… and Beyond

Ryan Zhang ‘20

February 27, 2018

SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, is a private organization founded by Elon Musk. A South African-born entrepreneur with degrees in both business and physics, Elon Musk started off as a co-founder of PayPal, ...

U.S. Neutrality in the Middle East Deteriorates

Ryan Zhang ‘20

January 13, 2018

On December 7, 2017 President Trump publicly recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision has faced a lot of backlash for this decision, but he will not retract his declaration. This declaration has begun to u...

Catalonia in Crisis

Ryan Zhang ‘20

December 22, 2017

Catalonia, once an independent region of the Iberian Peninsula, had its own culture, language, and laws. In 1150, the marriage of the Queen of Aragon and the Count of Barcelona led their son to inherit all territories concern...

Uncharted Territory for US-Russian Relations

Ryan Zhang ‘20

February 15, 2017

During the Cold War, with Russian-American relations at rock bottom, Russia dominated the headlines of American media. When the Cold War ended in 1991, Russia faded from the American news and other conflicts arose. Now, in 2017,...

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