Letter from the Founding Editor-in-Chief: An Origin Story

By Byron Cohen (CMC ‘16), Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Professor Areshidze walked slowly around the classroom, a well-worn and aggressively annotated copy of John Locke’s Second Treatise On Government in his hand. Smiling, he read, “[t]he reigns of good princes have been always most dangerous to the liberties of their people: for when their successors,…

Polygamy in Morocco

By Dina Rosin (CMC ’20), Foreign Correspondent Throughout Middle Eastern and North African countries where Islam dominates both the social and political spheres of life, the rights of women often differ from traditional Western expectations. The legality of polygamy in many Muslim countries limits women’s rights by international human rights standards. The International Covenant on…

Trump’s Muslim Ban Reaches SCOTUS

By Bryce Watchell (PO ’21) Throughout his presidential campaign and administration, President Trump’s agenda has frequently featured anti-Islam rhetoric, which manifested itself in a “Muslim ban,” later renamed a “travel ban.” Following his initial mention of the ban, lawyers, judges, and politicians from across the political spectrum rejected the proposal on the constitutional basis of…

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…

Regulating Social Media as a Public Utility

By James Dail (CMC ’20) On April 10th and 11th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress over the revelation that Cambridge Analytica, a British Data Analytics firm, compromised the data of more than 50 million Facebook users in order to try and influence the 2016 Presidential Election. The hearings were about Facebook’s ability to…