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Berkeley Political Review

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…

United American Emirates, The New UAE?

As recently as five years ago, energy analysts were in agreement the US would need to begin importing natural gas to keep up with rising…

The Snub Heard ‘Round China

My mom and I seldom talk about politics because of the language barrier and also because I need her to pay my tuition. But a…

Legislating Against Terror

The quote “first, do no harm,” derived from the Latin phrase primum non nocere, is a leading principle for medical practitioners. The idea is that…