Author: Andrea Gonzalez

January 2024Sports Business and CultureBusiness

Navigating Market Volatility Through Election Cycles

As the U.S. approaches the presidential election, stock market concerns about the outcome may be overstated. Examining the complexities of the relationship between election cycles and market performance helps investors make informed decisions to navigate market volatility confidently, prioritizing their long-term strategies through short-term political fluctuations.

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February 2023OpinionInternational News

Türkiye’s Response to Natural Disaster Will Determine the Nation’s Political Future

Though no country can be expected to solve such economic and environmental crises without shortcomings, strict building regulations paper did not protect those still under the rubble, and neither did taxpayer money supposedly dedicated to such infrastructure projects.

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November 2022Opinion

Iranian Protests Escalate Despite Government Crackdown

As these protests continue to break out across Iran, the Iranian government is intent on restoring stability. Initially, Iranian security forces only used tear gas, riot police, and batons; however, they have since begun to use metal pellets, and even lethal force, reports TIME.

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September 2022EuropeSchool of Diplomacy News

From Fragility to Resilience Virtual Dialogue

In partnership with Food for the Hungry, Foreign Policy and Dr. Mayesha Alam hosted a discussion titled “From Fragility to Resilience.” The virtual symposium focused on promoting resilience measures aimed at helping economically unstable communities reduce the risks posed by crises.

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April 20222022International News

The Global Effort for Ukrainian Autonomy Faces Negative Externalities

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted questions on the treatment of refugees worldwide. Nearly six million Ukrainians, mostly women and children, have left their homeland. A new iron curtain is crushing international relations and victims of war. As the military conflict escalates and men are prohibited from leaving the country, millions of women and children embark on journeys seeking shelter throughout the European Union. Despite an influx of volunteers, welcoming hosts, and social programs to assist with transitions, danger and uncertainty linger with human trafficking and secure passage concerns.

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March 20222022International NewsAmericas

Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion, Highlighting a Departure from Stigma

On February 21, 2022, Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled 5-4 to decriminalize abortions, making the procedure legal up to 24 weeks of gestation, reports The Guardian. The historic ruling will change the lives of women and young girls who often resorted to clandestine abortions and were penalized under the healthcare system, says Al Jazeera. Many pro-choice individuals and feminists in Colombia welcomed the decision as a reaffirmation of women’s bodily autonomy, hoping the ruling will inspire other countries to push for legislation protecting women’s rights. 

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