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Berkeley Political Review

China’s Costly Inaction

It is in China’s interest as of late to start exerting real influence over North Korea. China has been wary of alienating its long-time ally…

Tenure on Trial

In 2012, a study of fifteen year-olds from 34 developed countries ranked U.S. students 17th, scoring 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in…

Tunisia’s Second Spring

  BY GIACOMO TOGNINI On the 4th of January 2011, smoke billowed along the streets of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia following the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi,…

Making Markets Moral

Headlines from the past few months would suggest that justice is finally being served for the 2008 financial crisis. The Justice Department recently reached a…

The Re-Emergence of the European Far-Right

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 print edition, which can be found here. Walking through a neighborhood in England while campaigning for the…

An Enriched Iran?

The international hysteria regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been a pervasive topic in foreign affairs since Iran went public with its program in 2002. Major…

The Brave Reformer

BY GIACOMO TOGNINI Facing -2.1% GDP quarterly growth rate and 12.5% unemployment, Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s problems continue. His government recently passed a new budget…

The Politics of the Hyphen

In a speech from 1916, Teddy Roosevelt boldly claimed, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans,…

Gerrymandering and the Government Shutdown

  The recent government shutdown has severely shaken the American people’s faith in their government (even more so than before), and has people wondering “what…

Hope for the 12 Million: A Path to Citizenship

Since the failure of the DREAM Act back in 2010, we have yet to see any meaningful or progressive immigration reform policy. While legislation like…

The Mercurial Case of Misuari

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2013 print edition, which can be found here. The Bangsamoro region of the Southern Philippines has seen a…

Scaling Everest

BY GIACOMO TOGNINI It has been seven years since Nepal’s decade-long civil war led to the overthrow of the world’s third-longest-lasting absolute monarchy and the…

The Labor Rollercoaster of a Lifetime

What began as a factory fire months ago has turned into turmoil through Bangladesh. In April of 2013, Rana Plaza in Bangladesh toppled down, killing…