International

Can We Solve World Hunger? Reflections on Global Food Security

On February 22, 2017, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres addressed a press briefing, pleading with UN member countries to help fight the humanitarian crisis that has resurfaced in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. This crisis, which has been developing for decades, is at a critical turning point and gaining international attention. Twenty million […]

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Immigration, International, National Security, Politics

An “Alternative Fact:” Muslim Refugees Are Not a Threat to America

During his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Less than a month into his presidency, Mr. Trump attempted to uphold this promise by signing an executive order prohibiting immigrants and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 120 days. This […]

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Economics, International, Politics, Science & Technology

G-7 Cybersecurity Accord Aims to Protect Financial Institutions

The Group of Seven (G-7) leaders recently agreed on a set of guidelines to better protect global financial institutions from cyberattacks.  This non-binding accord recognizes the recent pervasive cyberattacks that have hit accounts of major institutions, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.  While the accord signals attention to this international problem, does it really have the ability […]

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Immigration, International

A Conversation with a Syrian Refugee in America

Five years of civil war in Syria has produced what many are calling the largest humanitarian crisis of our time: 4.6 million Syrians have been registered as refugees outside of Syria, half of whom are under age 18. At least 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced. One voice often absent from the media debate surrounding […]

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International, Transportation Policy

Lessons from Hong Kong’s Transit System

Residents of Washington D.C. love to complain about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s subway system, referred to as “the Metro.” From single tracking to broken cooling systems, riders find much to grumble about. Needing a place to publicly vent, many Metro riders have taken their frustrations to Twitter, using the hashtag #UnsuckDCMetro. The Metro […]

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