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…

The Rohingya Crisis: Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide?

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explicitly and officially labeled the Myanmar government’s actions against the Rohingya, a minority Muslim population, as ethnic cleansing this month. In accompaniment, U.S. lawmakers are proposing targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on individual military officials involved in the infractions committed against the Rohingya.…

Senate Bill 54: The Future of California’s Sanctuary Jurisdictions

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) Earlier this October, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54 and effectively turned California into a “sanctuary state.” A reaction to President Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric and policies, the bill limits state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities and would prevent officers from questioning and holding people…