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Communications Intern/Freelance Journalist
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Business, Diplomacy, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Justice, Peace, Security, Trade, War
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I am a journalist and editor from the UK and Austria, and recent Columbia Journalism School grad. I write about international affairs and travel and was previously a book publisher at an international law think tank in London. Special interests include Cuban baseball, international criminal law, US foreign policy, and EU affairs.

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Are We Rethinking the War on Drugs?

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

As far back as 2009, drug "czar" Gil Kerlikowske, head of the Office on National Drugs Control Policy, told the Wall Street Journal that the terminology "war on drugs" was no longer appropriate. He announced that the Obama administration's drug strategy would focus on rehabilitation,…

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Universal Jurisdiction Revisited: An alternative to the International Criminal Court?

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

On July 1, the International Criminal Court (ICC) turned ten years old. This milestone prompted much analysis and some mixed reviews of the court's performance. The ICC recorded its first verdict in March 2012, but there are serious concerns about its procedure and efficiency, patchy…

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A Peaceful Planet, but Not a Happy One?

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Last week, the Global Peace Index 2012 (GPI) indicated that the world is more peaceful this year than in 2011. But how should we interpret this in light of the more sober conclusions of the latest Happy Planet Index (HPI)?

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The Global Peace Index: Can data tell us if the world is becoming more peaceful?

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

A few days ago, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker tweeted a link to the 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI), a metric published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, saying "the world is more peaceful in 2012." The GPI calculates peace using 23 indicators, including political terror, internal conflicts,…

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A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, with Michelle Murray

How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?

Gen Z, Climate Change Activism, & Foreign Policy, with Tatiana Serafin

Generation Z makes up over 30 percent of the world's population and this group of people, most under the age of 20, are already having an extraordinary effect on society, culture, and politics. Tatiana Serafin, journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College, breaks down the power of this generation, focusing on climate change activism. How can they turn their energy into concrete action?

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