Two Years Later: The Grenfell Tower Fire and the Continuing Dangers of Low-Income Housing

June 14, 2019 marks two years since the shocking Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. A key function of all governments is to protect their citizens, including both international and domestic protection, something which is being tested and tried on a large scale. The Grenfell fire has shown that for several decades, there has been a […]

Armed Groups Hinder International Efforts to Treat Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The extinguishing of the 2013-2016 Ebola disease epidemic was considered by the international community to be a full and complete success. Yet, it is 2019 and the ever-pertinent threat of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to hang over the African region. Only this time, the region is not only under attack […]

A Glimpse into Locked Shields 2019

In order to stay relevant and effective, international organizations and alliances must adapt to present-day challenges. While an organization’s broad mandate and purpose will generally stay the same over time, its objectives and instruments are often revised due to the constantly changing state of international relations. A recent development that has substantially altered global affairs […]

Making the Case for a Military Candidate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The 2020 Democratic nomination is shaping up to be one of the most consequential on record. With 20 candidates in the running, the speculation is suffocating. But for all the animosity, divisiveness, and bickering soon to come, a common cause remains: ensuring Donald Trump becomes just the fourth one-term President since World War II. This […]

Civilian or Military Governance: The Role of International Intervention in Sudan

Tensions are rising throughout Sudan. Protestors are calling for a civilian government and an end to the long military rule that has characterized Sudanese politics. The protests began in December of 2018, where protesters disputed the rising bread prices and chanted “No to hunger.” Omar al-Bashir, the former President of Sudan, took power through a military coup against […]