Exiting Europe: Brexit and the UK’s Future

“World War III.” “A crippled economy.” “Chaos.” Ominous predictions circled through the UK in the days, weeks, and months preceding June 23, 2016. On that fateful Thursday, citizens of the UK voted in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union. Coined “Brexit,” shorthand for “British exit,” this referendum drew more than 30…

Apple vs. FBI

  By Emily Zheng (PO ’19) With a possible hearing in the near future regarding this high profile case, Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have recently clashed over encryption and the law enforcement’s power—or lack thereof—over technology. The FBI itself has acknowledged that “the law hasn’t kept pace with technology, and this…

Asian American Underrepresentation: Political Consequences and Policy Reform

By: Emily Zheng, PO ’19 Despite high education standards and high involvement in politics, Asian Americans continue to falter in governmental representation. From cities to the national stage, the underrepresentation prevails at all levels of government, especially in the legislature. Congress, for example, numerically should have 31 Asian Americans, instead of 12.[1] Locally, “each additional percent…