Defense & Security Diplomacy & International Relations US

After Decades of State-Sponsored Human Rights Violations, WHINSEC Must Be Shut Down

Through the School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), the United States has actively trained Latin American military personnel in torture tactics.

Asia COVID19 Culture Economics Māori New Zealand Policy Politics & Government Science

New Zealand Beat COVID, But At What Cost?

New Zealand acted early and aggressively, and it paid off. However, one subset of the population was hit especially hard: the Indigenous Māori community.  

COVID19 Culture Opinion Social Issues

East vs West: How Cultural Differences Factored into Countries’ COVID-19 Responses

The tendency of Eastern cultures to focus on relationships highlights the importance of community, hierarchy, and interpersonal relations, while the emphasis on logic and fixed rules in ancient Greece is fundamental to the individualist Western worldview.