The Jamal Khashoggi Case Debrief

The Jamal Khashoggi Case Debrief

Jamal Khashoggi was a Washington Post writer and political dissident of the Saudi Arabian monarchy. He spoke out against the Saudi crackdown on media, radical islam, and the  regime’s involvement in Yemen. Due to his beliefs and public image, the Saudi government banned him from entering the county. On October...

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Across the Pond, Liberalism is a lot different

Across the Pond, Liberalism is a lot different

Some right-wing Americans seem to forget that their country was founded on liberal principles. Some can’t even get the definition correct. The word liberal’s common use is now as a word of abuse, and some even think liberalism is a mental disorder. At this moment in time, the type of...

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Med School Myth: Practicing Abroad

Med School Myth: Practicing Abroad

“You are not useful until you have been trained,” states an article in the International Urogynecology Journal, which discusses urogynecology medical volunteerism by doctors. Even fully licensed doctors trained in the United States can do harm when conducting procedures in other countries. Different health problems exist in foreign countries that...

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What is Single Payer? An Explainer

What is Single Payer? An Explainer

Thanks to fierce backing by well-known progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, debates over single-payer have dominated the American healthcare policy landscape in 2018. Considering the importance of the issue and its continuing rise in the political realm, it is important to know exactly...

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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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