By Julie Gokhman Published November 8, 2015
Written by Julie Gokhman, 11/08/2015 Catalonian officials are calling for independence from Spain while still maintaining European Union membership. The autonomous region may be a big fish in a small pond right now, but secession is not a feasible solution for their complaints.
By Julie Gokhman Published October 2, 2015
By Julie Gokhman, 10/02/15 The recent appointment of Faisal Bin Hassan Trad, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UN, to chair a panel of experts that heads the United Nations Human Rights Council, places the legitimacy of the organization itself in serious question. With this issue of the institution's authority, both states and global citizens must ask: what are the consequences of this fall from grace, does it really matter, and if it does, what can be done about it?
By Julie Gokhman Published March 13, 2015
The economic sanctions implemented by the United States and the European Union to punish Russia for its aggression towards Ukraine has caused more harm than good. A different policy, one brought back from the past, should be instituted in order to improve relations between the US and Russia and protect both Ukraine and other former Soviet states.