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UAE-Iranian Relations

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

By: Nathan McQuarrie The UAE’s primary goals in its relations with Iran are to avoid conflict and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Recently, the UAE has pursued these goals through a warming of relations with Iran. Traditionally however, the UAE pursued those goals by joining the Saudi-U.S.-led pressure campaign…

Insurgency in North East India

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By: Sarah Pearce For decades, Northeastern India has faced relentless violence from rebel groups seeking autonomy from the Indian government. Militant groups started with India’s independence in 1947, when they felt like their voices weren’t heard by the government, “Militants in India’s northeast once enjoyed vast popular support since they,…

Coronavirus and Economics

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By: Hunter Huillet The coronavirus has caused widespread panic throughout the world and bears strong resemblance to the SARS outbreak of 2003. While the SARS virus caused an estimated $40 billion economic loss, the coronavirus has the potential to cause much more damage as China has become more integrated into…

BNPP Threat Level Assessment and Options

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By: Caitlin Stock Context The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) was Iran’s first commercial nuclear reactor that was first constructed in 1994.  The BNPP lies 12 kilometers outside the small fishing village Bushehr on the southern Gulf coast of Iran.  After the plant’s completion in 2012, the 1000-megawatt plant was…

Chile’s Constitutional Reform

On May 12, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

By: Emma Dart Background Protests started on October 18th, 2019 over what is the equivalent of a four-cent raise of the metro fare. The protests over the metro tax grew extremely violent and transitioned into protests claiming that the income in recent years has not been able to keep up…