Another Black Swan – the Italian Referendum

By William Zheyuan Shi (CMC ’20), Staff Writer I. Introduction Accompanying the wave of populism, black swans, or perceived highly improbable events, have been confounding Western democracies. Matteo Renzi, Italy’s Prime Minister, gambled his political career on the referendum deciding whether to curtail the power of the Senate in order to enhance the efficiency of the…

Karl Eikenberry on the Afghan Strategy under the Trump Administration

Interview by William Zheyuan Shi (CMC ’20), Staff Writer   Karl Eikenberry is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow and Director of the U.S-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center. He is a Stanford University Professor of Practice, and an affiliate at the FSI Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Center for International…

GOP’s Battle for Health Care Reforms

By William Zheyuan Shi (CMC ‘20) Health care was one of the first severe battles for the Trump Administration. Disgruntled with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanding the budget deficit and threatening individual freedom, the GOP has long sought to replace ACA with new legislation. In March 2017, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was…