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Do We Need a New Nobel Peace Prize?

By Marika Van Laan On October 11 the world received news of 2013’s Nobel peace prize winner. The Norwegian Nobel committee announced its decision to recognize the OPCW, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This global watchdog was a major force behind pressure on Assad for sarin gas


On the New Delhi Rape and India

By Michaela Cross On December 16th, in New Delhi, a young woman got on a bus. When she came out she was bloodied, naked, and dying. On December 17th she was famous in India. And days later she was known throughout the world. Four days

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India: The Year is 1991

By Akshat Goel The year is 1991. The thick-browed, scholarly technocrat sits at the elegant teak-wood desk, the spacious office in the North Block of New Delhi’s administrative buildings silent except for the scratching of his fountain pen on successive sheets of textured, cream-colored paper.

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Russian Religious Rows and Incendiary India

By Akshat Goel, courtesy of the University of Chicago Undergraduate Law Review The religiosity of Indian politics makes me uncomfortable. Governmental meddling in issues of law makes me even more uncomfortable. The Indian government meddling in another country’s legal process and using dubious methods of