There has been a slight stir in the headlines in the wake of a South Carolina High School graduation incident. Defying his school district’s newly-instituted policy of replacing the traditional prayer at graduation with a moment of silence, valedictorian Roy ...

Major Issues and Recommendations for a Stronger US Cyber Defense Capability A comprehensive report recently released by Mandiant, a private information security firm, has confirmed China’s expansive cyber espionage operations against US private industry. This report has aroused debate in ...

On October 10, 1980, Margaret Thatcher stated to her fellow Conservative party members that “To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say. You turn if you want to. The ...

Many of you probably already know about this wonderful blog called The Duck of Minerva. If not, the next time you’re zoning out in class, I suggest you give this blogspot a little peruse (of course, not to take Glimpse from ...

With tensions growing over the Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands, Glimpse from the Globe sat down with Dr. Daniel Lynch, one of the foremost scholars on contemporary Chinese and East Asian politics and international relations. GG: To what extent is this ...

The committee [1] stated that the EU and its “forerunners” have contributed to “peace and reconciliation, democracy, and human rights in Europe” over the past six decades.  The Nobel panel cites Europe’s impressive work at integration since World War II; the ...

Angela Merkel’s visit to Greece last week has left many Greeks rightly incensed. Protesters in Athens and throughout the country have taken to portraying Merkel as Hitler, and her government as the Fourth Reich, in response to the severe austerity ...

In March 2011, a few teenagers painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall in Deraa, a city in southern Syria. They were arrested and tortured by local law enforcement, sparking demonstrations. Security forces opened fire on the demonstrators, killing several, ...

As students of international relations, we are all familiar with the Westphalian system.  The traditional story is as follows (in greatly simplified form): The Thirty Years’ War was a struggle between two main parties.  On one side were the “universalists” ...