Disorder in the Court: Confirming a New Supreme Court Justice amidst Bitter Partisanship

By Matison Hearn-Desautels Bret Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has provoked a nationwide dispute over the state of American democracy, partisanship, and the lack of accountability for men in power accused of sexual assault. His confirmation on Saturday solidified a conservative majority in the Supreme Court for years to come. The 5-4 majority could determine the outcomes... Continue Reading →

Can Bad Leaders Change?

Mahathir Mohamad, George Wallace, and the 2018 Malaysian election. Pictured: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (center), the once-and-future Malaysian Prime Minister greets protestors at an anti-corruption rally in 2016. Photo credit: Reuters. By Grayson Lewis Almost no one predicted the 2018 Malaysian election to turn out the way it did. Before the polls closed on the evening of... Continue Reading →

A New ‘Step’ in Armenia: A Cause for Hope or Concern?

Photo: Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan leads "Take a Step, Reject Serzh" campaign. (Photo by Yerevantsi via Wikimedia) By Aleksandra Zaytseva A day before “Victory Day”, on May 8th, former newspaper editor, MP, and political prisoner, Nikol Pashinyan, was elected interim Prime Minister of Armenia, 59-to-42, in a historic exchange of power. This peaceful cessation of power... Continue Reading →

The Swamp of Taiwan’s Transitional Justice

By Yufei Zhang. A Bill Facing Polarization On December 5th, 2017, Taiwan's legislature passed a bill of transitional justice, which is following a set of similar policies issued by the governing party—DPP. According to the law, a powerful committee, under the Premier, will be established to investigate thoroughly and, then, re-evaluate Taiwan's authoritarian past, which covers... Continue Reading →

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