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Manchester, UK - 16 April 2022: Activists against deportation of refugees in UK spoke in St Peter's Square. Photo credit: Zhao Zheming / Shutterstock.com

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Western Countries Are Shipping Refugees to Poorer Nations in Exchange for Cash

A UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
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a coal plant with the sun setting over a field

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The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

A case study for the ambivalent US-EU relationship on climate change mitigation
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Boris Johnson signed the Withdrawal Agreement for the UK to leave the EU. This photo contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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Boris Johnson’s Messy Political Legacy of Lies, Scandals, and Delivering Brexit to His Base

The UK prime minister tendered his resignation after a slew of resignations by former allies in his government.
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cold moscow day with frozen river in foreground with bridge

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Source of Russian Conduct

Mystic Chords of Memory
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Chinese president Xi Jinping during a 2018 state visit to Rwanda. This photo by the administration of Paul Kagame (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulkagame/42872133284) is licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/.

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How Much Does Ideology Really Influence Xi Jinping?

SIS professor Joseph Torigian recently wrote an article for the Wilson Center, which explores this question: Is Xi Jinping an ideological person? We spoke with Torigian to learn more about his piece.
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Four SIS students separated in a film strip image

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SIS Students Take a Summer Break from Classrooms, Not from Waging Peace

Many SIS students will spend the summer working toward future career goals; here are the plans of just a few.
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Adrika Lazarus in graduation cap and gown

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A Special Day Delayed but Not Denied

A Q&A with Adrika Lazarus, SIS/MA ’20, who will serve as a student speaker on May 21, 2022, just as she originally planned to do in May 2020.
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SIS Alumna Named School’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Madison Freeman, SIS/BA ’16, is part of the 2022 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars and is the first SIS graduate to be so named. She will receive three years of funded graduate studies at Stanford University.
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Wattrelos, FRANCE - November 6, 2015 : Marine le Pen from Front National during her speech for Regionales 2015. Photo credit: magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com

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How Marine Le Pen Managed to Gain Ground with Youth Voters—and Why Her Success Isn’t Being Replicated by the US Right

While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
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A man pulls luggage and holds a small boy's hand as they walk toward the camera. In the background, other refugees do similarly.

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NATO Membership, Proxy Wars, and the Nuclear Threat: Six Current Questions about the War in Ukraine

Three SIS professors answer pressing questions about the war in Ukraine, including possible NATO expansion and stepped-up rhetoric from both US and Russian officials.
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