Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Late Sunday night, Canada agreed to join the newest version of NAFTA, which was already signed on by the U.S. and Mexico last month. Officially to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, this was a last-ditch attempt to salvage the older version of NAFTA so often criticized...

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Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

(Photo Credit: PKSOI, Stability Operations) In memory of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Vanderbilt Programming Board hosted retired Colonel John Agoglia who spoke about his military experience with the topic “Planning the U.S. Response to 9/11.” Agoglia was a military planner based at Central Command in Tampa,...

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Recap: President Trump’s Foreign Policy Dealings

Recap: President Trump’s Foreign Policy Dealings

     In January of 2017, President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated under the foundation of what he heralded as an “American First” foreign policy. He promised to bring his business savviness as a real estate tycoon to the international stage by renegotiating trade deals and putting a stop to...

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The Future of the Colombian Civil War

The Future of the Colombian Civil War

For most Americans, it is a simple fact of life that most of us can’t name all the countries that the United States is currently involved in, as the list stretches from Africa to Europe to the Pacific. With that being said, the topic of American foreign intervention in Latin...

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OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

There seems to be an epidemic of Canada Goose parkas on Vanderbilt’s campus. The coats are a winter luxury trend across the United States, with a price tag ranging from $900 to $1,700. Much of this price comes from the materials that are used in these coats—one of those being...

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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

This is the second in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. The first can be read here. One of the best things about living in Sarajevo is the fresh produce. All around the...

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Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

This past Saturday, about 10,000 people gathered in front of Nashville’s courthouse, and with them nearly 10,000 signs sharing messages like, “Keep your policies off my body!” and “Vaginas got you here, vaginas will vote you out.” Women, and the men who love them, roared, chanted, and pumped their fists...

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How We Are All Complicit in the Worst Humanitarian Crisis since WWII

How We Are All Complicit in the Worst Humanitarian Crisis since WWII

  In February of this year, the United Nations declared famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, claiming that the crisis endangering 20 million people is the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II. Six months later, the United Nations has classified the situation in Yemen as being the...

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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

This is the first in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. When informing friends and family that I would be spending this semester in Serbia, I was often posed with one of two...

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The Catalonian Independence Movement And Its Impact On Students Studying Abroad

The Catalonian Independence Movement And Its Impact On Students Studying Abroad

Abigail Fournier contributed to this article Each year, Juniors at Vanderbilt have the choice to study abroad in over 100 cities throughout dozens of countries. One of the most popular destinations is the Spanish city of Barcelona, known for its historic architecture, delicious food, and celebrated museums. Recently, however, Barcelona...

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