Week of October 31

Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy. 


Drones Revolutionize Healthcare in Madagascar

Stony Brook University’s Global Health Institute and Vayu, an American company that specializes in drones, collaborated this summer on a project to improv...

October 25, 2016

On October 13th Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans for a consultation on a second Scottish independence referendum bill. The consultation marks the first step in the long process of allowing the referendum to go to a vote. But irrespective of wheth...

Week of October 24th

 A view of Iquala, Mexico, where 43 students were kidnapped in 2014.


South Africa to Depart from the ICC

This week, South African officials announced their intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Their justice minister...

October 23, 2016

Pictured: Downtown Beirut at Night

Long plagued by a weak central government and subject to sporadic bouts of political instability, it is no surprise that Lebanon was named one of the world’s worst places to start a business in the Doing Business 2016 report. The repor...

 Week of October 17th

An image of Mosul, Iraq, from the Tigris river.


Student Protests in South Africa

Students in South Africa have taken to the streets in protest over the cost of university tuition. Protesters are calling for free tuition, in what they see as a l...

October 11, 2016

Over the last few months here at the Michigan Journal of International Affairs, we have been working to make ourselves more accessible to you, our readers. We have committed ourselves to hosting more panels on global issues for the University community, and we have pus...

October 10, 2016

The Petrobras scandal has unveiled the rampant corruption present in modern-day Brazil. It involved not only the government awarding massive construction contracts to affiliated groups, but also billions in reais for bribes given to Brazilian congressman, judges and ot...

October 2, 2016

Since the early 1900s, Colombia has experienced a whole host of problems that have propelled the country into the international spotlight—striking banana workers in the 1920s massacred by the Colombian government and the United Fruit Company, ten years of extreme viole...

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