Flexible Mechanisms and Carbon Trading As a result of the growing scientific consensus that global temperatures are rising, several multilateral treaties have emerged in recent decades to address environmental issues. One example of such an agreement is the Kyoto Protocol, ...

The Context For Turmoil Refugee and migrant crises in Europe have flooded the headlines of mainstream news outlets. Stories typically examine and cover the widespread relocation of individuals and the resulting impact on domestic politics in countries such as Germany, ...

In an unprecedented move in early January, the Russian government resigned and President Vladimir Putin began proposing major constitutional reforms, including a revision that would reset his presidential term and allow him to stay in power past 2024. While Putin ...

Trade wars are unequivocally bad; most experts agree that economic efficiency is lost and everyday consumers ultimately bear the brunt of the pain. Both the United States and China have trillions of dollars in export revenues at stake in a ...

What if there was housing in Hong Kong that offered homeless and low-income populations 24-hour lighting, air conditioning, cleaning and utilities–completely free of charge? While low-cost social housing is in woefully short supply, Hong Kong McDonald’s branches, open 24/7, have ...

The Power of ‘Xi Jinping Thought’  Last October, the 19th National Congress of the People’s Republic of China took place in Beijing. Over the course of the week-long congress, top Chinese leaders met to discuss reforms, elect new leadership and ...

Following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 children died, a partisan chorus, one that has become depressingly familiar to the American public, played itself out once again. Congressional Republicans, extensively ...

In January, two days before its slated release, the Ministry of Culture pulled the “The Death of Stalin,” a new film from Scottish director Armando Iannucci, from Russian theaters. The black comedy satirizing Stalin and his inner circle – including Georgy ...

While Syria, Libya, and Yemen still face violent conflict as a result of the 2011 uprisings, Tunisia has been lauded as the one success story of the Arab Spring. So when protests broke out in December 2017, continuing on throughout ...

In its most recent presidential election in December 2017, Chile elected conservative billionaire Sebastian Piñera over leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier. The decisive 55-45 percent victory signals a political shift for the country which has been dominated by the center-left coalition ...