Peru’s Domestic and Diplomatic Downturn
By Fernanda PadillaStaff Writer Peru’s Democratic Crisis In December 2022, Peru’s now former president, Pedro Castillo, attempted to dissolve congress with a self-coup. It was the culmination of a long trend of democratic uncertainty in the country, and the fallout has exposed Peru’s social and diplomatic instability. Castillos’ attempt has been compared to the 1992 “Fujimorazo”…
Op-Ed: The Kazakhstan Protests: The Broader Implications of The Re-Birth of Russian Geopolitical Power
Photo Credit: Valery Sharifulin By Nicholas TappinStaff Writer The protests in early January calling for political and socio economic reform within Kazakhstan, stemming from an abrupt increase in oil prices, revealed a fundamental conflict within the region: a general dissatisfaction with the authoritarian political order that has characterized most of the post-Soviet states and underpinned…
Opinion: No Crackdown in Hong Kong
The tensions between the Protestors of Hong Kong and the Chinese Communist Party beckons critical question: What is the likelihood of a military intervention? Staff Writer Marshall Wu describes why the conflict is more than likely to be resolved without a crackdown.