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Coronavirus and Economics

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Coronavirus and Economics

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

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on BNPP Threat Level Assessment and Options

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 Comments Off on Chile’s Constitutional Reform

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…

Italy’s Counterterrorism Strategy – A Stroke of Fortune or an Example to Europe?

On December 12, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Italy’s Counterterrorism Strategy – A Stroke of Fortune or an Example to Europe?

“Aside from a small number of low-level plots either thwarted or failed, there have not been any successful terrorist attacks on Italian soil since 9/11, a trend that has remained true since the rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in 2014” (Vidino 2017). Why is this the case? Why has…

Hypersonic Missiles in Asia

On December 7, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia,Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Hypersonic Missiles in Asia

By Hunter Huillet On October 1, China impressed the world on the 70th anniversary of Communist rule with a military parade that highlighted the technological progress and investment into military might China has made[1]. Among these technologies is the deployment of hypersonic missiles; weapons that have worrying implications for the…