The Ends of Sanctions on North Korea

By Blake Plante (PO ’19) When reactionary sanctions are the international community’s only major response to North Korea’s dash for nuclearized ICBMs, it becomes essential to evaluate the possible results of sanctions on North Korea: is it likely that sanctions will prevent Pyongyang from developing nuclear warheads? What comes next if sanctions fail? How should…

Interview with Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO World Representative to China: Part I

Interview[1] by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ‘18), Editor-in-Chief Transcribed by Lathan Liou (PO ‘19), Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18), and Annie Wan (PO ‘20), Staff Writers Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer took up his position as WHO Representative in China in September 2013. Before joining WHO in China, he served as Director for Evidence, Policy and Innovation at…

Race, Representation, and Meritocracy: Questions Surrounding the First Female President of Singapore

Jacob Wang (PO ‘21) Singapore has been lauded as the paragon of a multi-racial society where meritocracy prevails and different ethnic groups live in harmony. The three main ethnicities are Chinese, Malay, and Indian, which together account for 74%, 13%, and 9% of the population respectively. However, not all were content as Singapore welcomed its…

Women Behind the Wheel: Impending Saudi Arabian Economic Restructuring

Allie Carter (CMC ’19) Saudi Arabia, characterized by its conservative religious and national values, has made the monumental decision to grant women the right to drive. This deep-rooted policy has been representative of the systemic repression of women in Saudi Arabia. The decision to permit women to drive not only has major social implications but…

U.S. Diplomat Steps Down and China Steps Up, After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Deal

Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR’ 18) David H. Rank, the chargé d’affaires at the American Embassy in Beijing, announced his resignation on June 5, 2017. He cited his opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement as reasoning for his resignation. The Paris agreement, otherwise known as the Paris Climate Accord, is an…