This is the second installment of a new weekly feature which will provide a brief summary of the week’s most prominent actions by the Trump Administration, as well as discussing some of their implications. The discussion of each topic will be relatively brief by necessity; please contact us if you feel we have neglected a significant action by the Administration or an important aspect of any issue.
Staff Writer Rohan Garg explains the ongoing conflicts between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government.
As mass influxes of immigrants seek haven in European countries, free movement and the infamous Schengen agreement are threatened.
Staff Writer Ariana Criste discusses the forgotten national territories of the United States and how this has escaped our national consciousness.
In Cologne, Germany the year 2015 ended with an incident of mass sexual assaults, highlighting a need for greater international focus on formulating a working plan for the migrant crisis in Europe. Amidst the New Year’s Eve festivities, hundreds of men gathered in Cologne’s main train station; the congregation soon escalated into a chaotic frenzy in which several women were sexually assaulted. Ninety women came forth to report being attacked (Shubert). The horrific violation of women’s rights incited fear across Germany, and the public called for justice against the attackers. Additionally, the circumstance brought implications of Arab refugees threatening national security to the forefront of political discussion.
Staff Writer Ariana Criste contrasts Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise to bring democracy to Burma with her inaction in assisting the Rohingya minority.
Staff writer Julia Aurell questions the effectiveness of revoking one of China’s most notorious policies.