Engineering Elections Without Bias | Brian Olson | TEDxCambridge

Translator: Lisa Thompson Reviewer: Mirjana Čutura If you’ve ever had the suspicion that your vote doesn’t really count and the deck might be stacked against you, you might be right. In many places in this country, we don’t have a functioning democracy. People might go to the polls, but they might not have a real […]

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UNITED STATES, CHINESE security and diplomatic dialogue

On June 21, the US and China launched their first foreign-security dialogue at the State Department headquarters in Washington. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis led the host country delegation, guest member Yang Jiechi, and general commander of the People’s Liberation Army. The two sides discussed a series of bilateral […]

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USA Rugby and U.S. Diplomats Team Up to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

Some say rugby is not a very diplomatic sport. Perhaps the’ve not seen diplomats play Rugby. Or prepare for a rugby tournament. But now that the U.S. Eagles have arrived, it’s game on. Okay, so while it’s probably best to leave the rugby to the experts we can all stand against Gender Based Violence on […]

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Why Midterm Elections Are So Important | Government Explained

Well it’s that time again. Midterms are here. But no need to freak out. Midterm elections–not exams. But with so many government officials up for re-election you may need to do some cramming. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help. You remember that we recently had a presidential election, right? They happen every four years […]

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North Korea Nuclear Test: UNSC Response and Diplomatic Challenges

I think the main action initially is really going to be through the U.N. Security Council and in fact we’ve already seen a strong statement released earlier today condemning North Korea’s actions. What we don’t know yet is whether or not that condemnation will lead to a stronger resolution that might be passed by the […]

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