United States District Court Case Provides Potential for Paradigm Shift in Surveillance Practices

James N. Hendershot discusses the importance of Klayman v. Obama decision regarding future National Security Agency surveillance practices.

Event Review: Liberty in North Korea

Garrett Redfield reviews the event by Liberty in North Korea, held at the Pennsylvania State University.

Sochi Olympics Affected by Russia’s Gay-Discriminating Laws

Photo Credit: Associated Press[1] By: Yang Liu On December 20, the White House announced that the United States’ delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics will not include any family member of President Obama’s family or active Cabinet secretary. This makes the Sochi Olympics the first Olympics since 2000 to which the U.S. is not sending […]

China-Japan Relationship Faces New Challenges After December 26

Photo Credit: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP[1] By: Yang Liu On December 26, the Chinese president Xi Jinping attended the ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth. While on the same day, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japan’s war dead and enshrines the spirits of 14 Class-A war criminals. Such […]

The USA FREEDOM Act: Proposed Reform and the Absolute Importance of the Act’s Proposed Office of Special Advocate

Photo Credit: Boundless Informant[1] (Map indicating the amount of data the NSA collects worldwide.  Red indicates that a country is most subject to surveillance while green indicates that a country is least subject to surveillance.  The USA FREEDOM Act responds to the practice of collecting the private data of Americans.) By James N. Hendershot As […]

China Eases Its One-Child Policy

Photo Credit: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press[1] By: Yang Liu According to China’s Communist Party’s Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee, China is going to loosen the present one-child policy, which has been cited as a violation of human rights. The one-child policy sometimes results in forced abortions and hefty fines that […]

To Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck: Foreign Policies Are Not Panaceas

Photo Credit: The Royal Thai Government[1] By: Yang Liu Since being elected Prime Minister of Thailand, Ms. Yingluck has been the center of “Yingluck fever” which has spread beyond Thailand to other countries. Her beautiful, casual but groomed image not only earned her a considerable number of Yingluck fans, but is also widely considered to […]

Three Questions Congress Must Ask on Syria

Photo Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images[1] By: Scott Stedjan President Obama surprised many in the foreign policy world last week when he decided to seek Congressional authorization for a military strike against Syria. Some in Congress welcomed the decision, while others, such as Congressman Peter King (R-NY) argued that “President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as […]

U.S. Conducts Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Air Force[1] By: Garrett Redfield Today at 9:27am EST, the United States Air Force tested an “unarmed” intercontinental ballistic missile called the Minuteman III. According to Air Force Global Strike Command officials, the purpose of the test was “to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system.” Interestingly, […]

South Korean President Park Geun Hye Visits U.S.

Photo Courtesy: Cheong Wa Dae[1] By: Garrett Redfield This past week, President Park Geun Hye of South Korea paid a visit to the United States of America. In talks with President Obama, she expressed how the US-ROK alliance was necessary for “peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula” and concurred with the resolution of establishing […]

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