The U.S.’s Approaches to North Korea

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) Tensions between the United States’ and North Korea have been escalating throughout the past year. 2018, however, seems to be bringing forth a new era of diplomacy. Kim Jong Un has extended an invitation to President Trump to meet, an invitation that Trump has accepted. Although Trump appears confident, he…

Is Arming Teachers Gun Control?

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting on February 14, 2018, legislators at every level of government have been revisiting gun policy. One approach in particular, endorsed first by the NRA and now President Trump, rests upon the assumption that “the only thing stopping a bad guy with a gun…

India’s New Solution to Healthcare

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) India ranked 154th on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index in 2015, making it among the biggest underachievers in Asia. Their public health situation is notorious, with increasing levels of water and air pollution as well as other issues such as malnutrition and poor sanitation. The Indian government has announced…

A Budget Overhaul for SNAP

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) The United States’ food stamp program—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—extends back to the era of the Great Depression, and provides food security to over 45 million people in the country today. The budget proposal President Trump handed to Congress indicates his intentions to overhaul SNAP by cutting the program’s…

The United States’ Shaky Relationship with the World Trade Organization

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) The mantra of “America First” has come to symbolize President Trump’s commitment to America’s businesses and manufacturing industries. In January, Trump took the first step in fulfilling his promise of protectionism by implementing tariffs on washing machines and solar products after complaints from multiple companies that cheap, artificial prices from…