Ever since the ousting of Muammar Gadaffi, Libya’s de facto ruler for 42 years, in 2011, the country has been in a state of political turmoil. Unlike Egypt and Tunisia, countries in the same geopolitical location that also underwent major regime changes in 2011, Libya has not yet made headway […]Read more ›
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On Dec. 11, 2013, the Supreme Court of India overturned a historic decision made by the New Delhi High Court, thereby recriminalizing sexual activities “against the order of nature,” aimed particularly at homosexual acts. In doing so, it overturned years of progress that had been achieved for LGBT rights in […]Read more ›
This J-term, I, along with five other Mount Holyoke students, went on a three-week student exchange program to Tbilisi, Georgia. We were joined by students from Wellesley College and Williams College. The trip consisted of excursions to several parts of the country, trips around Tbilisi and a two-week internship. I […]Read more ›
Devyani Khobragade’s arrest has caused a great deal of uproar in India. Khobragade is an Indian Foreign Service officer who served in New York City as the Deputy Consul General. In December 2013, she was charged by U.S. authorities with committing visa fraud in bringing domestic help, a woman named […]Read more ›
Puerto Rico has been facing financial decline for the past several years. It was hurt primarily by tax breaks that the U.S. gave on Puerto Rican bonds. This encouraged the Puerto Rican government to borrow beyond its means and invest in failing projects. Moreover, the unemployment in Puerto Rico is […]Read more ›
The Indian ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri, gave a talk this past Thursday, Nov. 7 on India and the Middle East in the U.N. Puri is India’s permanent representative to the United Nations. He began his career with the Indian Foreign Service in 1982. Throughout his […]Read more ›