Staff Writer Kahlil Ram reflects on America’s response to the Syrian Civil War, arguing that a policy of light U.S. involvement was not only justified but necessary due to the complicated regional dynamics at play.
Staff Writer Cailen Rodriguez reports on a UCSD event, where speakers discuss U.S. policy on North Korea.
Staff Writer Sneha Naren reports on the discussion over Israeli settlements and annexation of Jerusalem at I-House’s Global Forum
Staff Writer Bailey Marsheck discusses the complicated situation in Mosul as it moves toward resolution.
Staff Writer Liliana Torpey reviews the history of conflict in Colombia and the prospect of current peace negotiations.
Staff Writer Henry Cauffman discusses the situation in Aleppo and the US Presidential candidates’ policy standpoints on the conflict in Syria
On May 22, 2014, the Royal Thai Army successfully seized control of the Thai government, under the claim that that its actions would keep citizens safe and restore order to a country mired in chaos. This was the 10th time Thailand’s constitution was suspended since 1932 (“Thailand Military Seizes Power in Coup”). However, reports of human rights violations committed against non-violent demonstrators marching in protest of the new regime’s authoritarian rule, suggest that the military junta is acting out of its own self-interest rather than for the good of its citizens. The new government has proven its willingness to go to great lengths to retain its power.