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The United States and the World section includes articles with a national focus on American politics and policy as well as articles that discuss international issues. Articles that discuss international issues are framed in the context of American foreign policy, their effects on American domestic politics, and their effect on the American people.
Comparing and Contrasting the Impact of Religious Nationalism on Right-Wing Populism in the United States and India

by Kiran Subramanian

One of the most noticeable political trends has been the emergence of right-wing populism. Along with this trend of right-wing populism, there has also been a rise in religious nationalism.

The Growing Politicization of the United States Supreme Court

by Freyja Quinn

The United States Supreme Court is wrapped in the assumption of being a non-political institution, but the makeup of the Court is not agreeable with that claim.

Foreign Usage of AI: Implications on American National Security and Information Warfare

by Joseph Al-Adam and Fauzan Amjad

In the world of military strategy and operations, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful force, integrating a multitude of advanced technologies to increase our capabilities across a variety of disciplines.

CHIPS, IRA, and IIJA: An Overview of Biden-Era Legislation and the Bolstering of American Hegemony

by Jean Nicolas Santiago

At approximately 9:00 PM on Christmas Day 1991, President George H.W. Bush went before the press and the American public to remark on the resignation of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Missing and Exploited for Child Labor: Central American Migrant Children

by Logan Pineda

The labor shortage in the U.S. has generated chaos within certain industries; to address this gap, companies can and often do hire unauthorized workers as a means of maintaining high production and low-cost labor.


Race to the Top as a Blueprint for National Police Reform

by Isaac Velez

Police misconduct is a perennial issue in the United States that disproportionately affects minority communities. The similarities between police reform and education reform policy create an opportunity to replicate a Race To The Top program to reform and reverse trends that policing reinforces.

Understanding ESSA: Reforming the Fundamental American Ideal of Education

by Neha Saju 

Although education seems to sit on the policy agenda indefinitely, today’s leaders must learn to evaluate past legislation and shape America’s education system to finally stand the test of time.

The Sino-Vietnamese Partnership: Opportunities for American Engagement in the Asia-Pacific

by Adam Soliman

While it is doubtful that Vietnam will completely break from China to seek a formal alliance with the US, there is a valuable opportunity for America to deepen its engagement with Vietnam and gain a strategic partner in Southeast Asia.