A Deal With One Winner–And It’s Not The Free World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent address to a Joint Session of Congress regarding the Iranian nuclear deal received major attention over the past few weeks. But the more important issue at hand cuts much deeper than Bibi’s speech and cries of Israeli electioneering. We ought, instead, to examine why Netanyahu felt it so important to speak out and why […]

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AbbotobottobottoBATMAN! Pakistans newest take on Six Flags.

Abbotabad. Land of Pakistanis premier military academy, headquarters of the military’s medical corps, home to the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed. And soon enough it’ll also be one of the premier amusement park destinations in Pakistan! The timing of the development is interesting, coming a little more than 18 months after Bin Laden’s death, and nearly exactly a […]

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Senate Confirmation Hearings: Why So Many Feelings?

With Obama’s second term now officially underway, the administration wasted no time in moving forward with its cabinet reshuffle. The American government is one of very few in the world that allows its legislative bodies anything other than a confirmation formality when it comes to ministerial appointments. In fact, unlike much of the rest of the Western world, the American […]

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A Nation Divided: The United Kingdom and The European Union

You’d think that after watching the last two conservative prime ministers crumble under the weight of the E.U. Conundrum, that David Cameron would have chosen a more delicate path than the one he took on Wednesday. In a much heralded speech, the Torrie prime minister laid out his plan to renegotiate British membership conditions in the European Union pending his […]

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Money Money Money in (English) Football

With the business end of the various European domestic seasons coming up, the summer transfer window lies in wait just around the corner. From the impending implementation of UEFA’s financial fair play regulation to the new crop of billionaires backing clubs all around the continent, this transfer window is shaping up to be one of the most ridiculous ever. While […]

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ILMUNC-China 2012

From the thousands of roses, turtles, and t-shirts to the 12-year-old observer turned Security Council crisis staffer, ILMUNC China 2012 was a unique and chaotic experience. Held in Shanghai between March 1st and 4th, the conference was the first entry in what could become an annual Penn presence on the international high school MUN circuit. The Secretary-General of the conference […]

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