Russian Presidential Elections of 2018: What, Who And Why Should We Care?

By Toma Volozhanina  Toma is a degree seeking student in JCU from Russia but living in Austria. She is majoring in International Affairs and has a minor in Journalism. Toma is currently doing a semester abroad in New School, in New York. The article has been written for the New School Free Press. Toma in… Read More Russian Presidential Elections of 2018: What, Who And Why Should We Care?

What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

By Ekaterina Soubeva, JCU alumna After the presidential election in 2009, the Green Movement had its momentum, which, however, passed very quickly. When the protests started the Green Movement has a kind of a union, composed of different groups, both secular and religious. At the beginning these groups were united by a common interests –… Read More What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

Economic Growth or Environmental Concerns? Both are possible

By Silvia De Angeli Silvia is doing a double degree program in Communication at John Cabot University of Rome and La Statale of Milan. One adjective: determinate. Two words: language and nature (in all their shades). Three goals: work into media world, valorize and protect the environment and travel. Place of the heart: Lake of Como.  Nature is… Read More Economic Growth or Environmental Concerns? Both are possible

Game Theory and Customary International Law

By Kurtis D. Loux Kurtis is a junior degree seeking student at John Cabot University majoring in International Affairs. He transferred to JCU from Grand Rapids Community College and is originally from Rockford, Michigan.    The world of international law can be described as the sandy ocean floor. The sand is constantly changing; getting pushed… Read More Game Theory and Customary International Law

The World’s Most Failed State: Somalia

By Federica Travaglio Romeo Federica is a  degree seeking student in International Affairs from Worcester, Massachusetts. For a past comparative politics class, as a final paper, she was asked to research a compelling issue in today’s world. Federica decided to analyze the current condition of the state of Somalia and the factors that contributed to… Read More The World’s Most Failed State: Somalia

Intervention vs. Human Rights

Mireille Maddah, a double-major graduate who holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) and a B.A in English Literature from the Lebanese University (LU). A TFAS (Fund for American Studies) alumnus from Charles University in Prague, she is currently a master’s candidate at Università degli Studi di Siena and peace… Read More Intervention vs. Human Rights

Corruption in Bulgaria

By Yoana Tchompalova Yoana is a second year student from Bulgaria at University of Bath, studying Politics and International Relations  Introduction Corruption is a complex phenomenon which can affect the economic, social and political sector of a country. It has been present since ancient times. “Corruption was discussed in writing by Kautilya of India in… Read More Corruption in Bulgaria

Second Pizza and Politics: Catalonia

On Wednesday 11th of October, the I.R. Society hosted its second Pizza and Politics, debating the topic of the referendum over secession in Catalonia. Moderate by our Trip Coordinator, Jessica Escobar, the Events Coordinator Toma Volozhanina and the Press Secretary Leonardo Rivalenti, the event sought to discuss whether or not there were real chances to… Read More Second Pizza and Politics: Catalonia

The Republic of Georgia: Human Rights and Responsibility to Protect

By: Sopho Kharazi   INTRODUCTION With 4.5 million people, Georgia is located in the southwestern Asia, bordering with Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia. Its strategic location is reflected by the access to the Black Sea. Georgia has gone through a lot of political changes: from monarchy to Soviet totalitarianism and finally to democracy. Even though… Read More The Republic of Georgia: Human Rights and Responsibility to Protect