Global Insight

World Elephant Day

Across the globe, people spend August 12th celebrating the amazingly gentle giant known as the elephant in honor of World Elephant Day. These outstanding creatures have been loved by so many for years. Yet, as many people have come to realize, the population in...

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Putin’s Useful Idiot

The term “useful idiot” (полезные дураки) is attributed to Lenin, meant describe westerners who, through naivety or stupidity, advance soviet national interest and contribute to their own downfall, unintentionally acting as soviet agents[i]. Trump is Putin’s useful...

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Summer Associate Spotlight: Jackie Sirc

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Summer Associate Jackie is a rising senior at the University of Richmond pursuing a Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and French. Throughout her studies, Jackie has taken an interest in both the political and...

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Summer Associate Spotlight: Helen Evans

Summer Associate Helen Evans is currently a student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Politics with a concentration in International and Comparative Politics coupled with a minor in...

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Psychology of poverty

  Poverty is a global issue; it’s a self-sustaining trap that has roots in every corner of the earth. Figure 1 below demonstrates the widely accepted and simple argument for cycle that poverty. Current methods of combatting poverty typically focus on alleviating...

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Lines in the Sand

During World War I, two men met to draw lines in the sand.  Sir Mark Sykes and Francois Georges Picot, representing their respective countries of England and France, were to determine the partitioning of the dissolving Ottoman Empire.  The lines were not drawn based...

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Women in Combat: A Worldwide Trend

On July 8, 2016 the United Kingdom lifted restrictions on women in combat roles. In a press release last Friday David Cameron declared it a “major step” that make armed forces “reflect the society we live in”. The head of British armed services Sir Nick Carter advised...

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Summer Associate Spotlight: Emily Tu

Summer Associate Emily is a rising junior at Georgetown University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Government with a minor in Economics. Originally from Beijing, Emily attended an international school in China before moving to the U.S. for university. As an...

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