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Over a span of 43 years and across 8 American presidencies, the CIA came up with or executed plans to assassinate former Cuban leader Fidel Castro about 638 times. These plans ranged from spiking Castro’s cigars with a botulinum toxin that would ex...

Harm and Inefficacy: the U.S. sanctions on Cuba

Over a span of 43 years and across 8 American presidencies, the CIA came up with or executed plans to assassinate former Cuban leader Fidel Castro about 638 times. These plans ranged from spiking Castro’s cigars with a botulinum toxin that would ex...

Vera Molnár, considered by many scholars and historians to be the world’s first female digital artist, began her career in the mid-1940s. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1924, Molnár started creating art at eight years old and went on to obtain BFAs...

BPR Interviews: Vera Molnár

Vera Molnár, considered by many scholars and historians to be the world’s first female digital artist, began her career in the mid-1940s. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1924, Molnár started creating art at eight years old and went on to obtain BFAs...

Canada and the United States enjoy a peaceful coexistence – as allies and trading partners, they tend to cooperate on most important issues. However, one sticking point in their otherwise cordial relationship is a dispute over Canadian territorial ...

The U.S. – Canada Northwest Passage Dispute

Canada and the United States enjoy a peaceful coexistence – as allies and trading partners, they tend to cooperate on most important issues. However, one sticking point in their otherwise cordial relationship is a dispute over Canadian territorial ...

For a century, the United States government refused to recognize the systematic murder and explusion of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. This was despite the fact that the Armenian diaspora was the most active group of surv...

The G-Word: Why The US Needs to Recognize Genocides

For a century, the United States government refused to recognize the systematic murder and explusion of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. This was despite the fact that the Armenian diaspora was the most active group of surv...

Editor’s Note: This article was completed in November of 2019. The delay in publishing was due to factors outside of the writer’s control. On a Sunday night in the midst of midterm season at Brown University, one can expect nearly every s...

Why Lebanon’s Protests Aren’t Stopping

Editor’s Note: This article was completed in November of 2019. The delay in publishing was due to factors outside of the writer’s control. On a Sunday night in the midst of midterm season at Brown University, one can expect nearly every s...

Nord Stream 2 may well be the most controversial construction project in the world. The 1,200 kilometer pipeline, extending from Northwestern Russia to Northeastern Germany via the Baltic Sea, has alarmed European and American leaders alike. Critics ...

Putin’s Pipeline: The Dangers of Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 may well be the most controversial construction project in the world. The 1,200 kilometer pipeline, extending from Northwestern Russia to Northeastern Germany via the Baltic Sea, has alarmed European and American leaders alike. Critics ...

It has taken three years and one pipeline for the Trump administration to respond to Vladimir Putin’s increasingly hostile Russia. Since ascending to the White House, Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his intention to cut the US’s contributio...

Whose Pipeline Is It Anyway?

It has taken three years and one pipeline for the Trump administration to respond to Vladimir Putin’s increasingly hostile Russia. Since ascending to the White House, Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his intention to cut the US’s contributio...

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) historical and unprecedented electoral win was met with high hopes of transformative change, but due to fiscal mismanagement, rising levels of violence, and lack of economic growth, the presidential administrati...

Repetitive Mistakes: Mexico’s New National Guard

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) historical and unprecedented electoral win was met with high hopes of transformative change, but due to fiscal mismanagement, rising levels of violence, and lack of economic growth, the presidential administrati...

As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...

Coronavirus: The Racism of Fear

As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...