This Week:

Apr 26, 2015



Yemen is not Syria, and yet there is reason to believe that it is spiraling into similar chaos. Images from Yemen look eerily similar to those from the deadly Syrian civil war that has claimed nearly 300,000 lives since 2011. As Operation Decisive Storm continues to launch attacks into Yemen to defeat the Houthi resistance [...]

Glossip v. Gross: Lethal Injections and the Eighth Amendment


All eyes turn to the Supreme Court as it hears oral arguments in two sets of cases that have long captured the attention of the American public. In addition to the better-known cases on same-sex marriage, the Court will hear oral arguments next Wednesday in a case about the death penalty. This case, Glossip v. Gross, [...]

Feeding 1.2 Billion and Beyond: Indian Agri-Business


India, the second most populous nation in the world, has a lot of mouths to feed. Though self-sufficient, India has struggled to marshal the capital necessary to transform its largely antiquated agricultural landscape. Consequently, private investors and technological entrepreneurs, both local and abroad, are stepping in to fill the void. This has changed the character [...]

The AIIB Spells Doom for American Hegemony


This spring, the United States witnessed a defection from the ranks of its allies, the extent of which is unprecedented in the history of the post-war world order led by America. Late last year, twenty-one Asian nations participated in the unveiling of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). America’s closest allies – including the [...]

The Masculinity Problem in Gender Studies


“Man up” and “grow a pair” are comments we hear all the time. Just the other day, I found myself saying, “I don’t think I’ve got the balls for it,” to get out of jumping in the President’s Pond behind Gilman. We don’t think twice about phrases like this, but perhaps we should. For years, [...]