Foreign Policy in the Modern Age: Interview with Ambassador Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment and former Deputy Secretary of State

Conducted by Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SC ’18), Interview Editor and April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ’18), Editor-in-Chief   Transcribed by Kaela Cote-Stemmermann Ambassador William J. Burns is a former career Foreign Service Officer with over 30 years of experience. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Secretary of…

What to Learn from the United Kingdom’s Universal Healthcare System

By Clare Burgess (CMC ’20), Foreign Correspondent Spring 2018 Universal healthcare has been proposed by numerous politicians and is used by most developed countries. Universal healthcare is basic healthcare funded by government taxes to provide comprehensive medical care in order to incorporate those who could not otherwise afford private insurance. President Trump and the Republican…

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…

The Stakes of International Human Rights: Interview with Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights

Conducted by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ’18), Editor-in-Chief and Milo Kremer (PO ’20), Staff Writer Transcribed by Milo Kremer   Stavros Lambrinidis has been the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights since 2012. He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece and Vice President of the European Parliament. A graduate of Amherst…

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…