The implications of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242: an analysis of each Operative Clause in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict

This paper was submitted to Professor Arie M. Kacowicz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the subject ‘Negotiating Middle East Peace’. Please note that the paper only aims to address Resolution 242 and makes no reference to the ongoing events. However, the author believes that every nation has the right to self-determination, sovereignty, and …

270 To Win: The 2020 Election

Now less than 48 hours away, people in the United States and around the world are gearing up for what many believe is the most important election in recent history. The 2016 election had everyone shook – never again, they say. In order to win the Presidential Election, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes from …

$15/hour Minimum Wage or UBI?

Nobody should work fulltime and not be able to have food on their table, shelter over their head and water to drink. But what kind of policy implementation works best in order for people to get by on a fulltime job while simultaneously ensuring that businesses and organization are not disincentivized from hiring? This article …

Significant impacts of a Trump reelection: The Supreme Court

With the US presidential election less than 60 days away, there are several things to note about the impact of a possible Trump reelection, especially with regards to the Supreme Court and the US Constitution. Things like Constitutional healthcare coverage, LGBTQ rights and abortion rights may be subject to change or repelling, should Trump come …

Repealing Proposition 209 on race, sex, and national origin: an overview

The California State Assembly voted on June 10th to repeal the 1996 Proposition 209, Section 31 Article 1 of the California Constitution. This part of the California constitution prohibits the West Coast state from discriminating “on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in operation of the public employment, public education, or …

COVID-19: A gateway to more eco-friendly travel?

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting drastic fall in pollution, it has become clear that our transportation habits are damaging to the natural environment. The IPCC has estimated that the aviation industry alone is responsible for about 3.5% of anthropogenic (human-made) climate change, and people who rely on regular flights are …

The Iowa Caucus: a Turbulent Start to the Democratic Presidential Race

This Tuesday the first DNC caucus took place in the state of Iowa, marking the beginning of what could be a very interesting race for the Democratic presidential candidates seeking to face Trump in the 2020 election. Although Iowa itself has no intrinsic value (containing only 56 delegates of the around 2000 needed to win …

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals amidst the data revolution

On the international scene, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are considered a pivotal role in moving towards a greener, more inclusive and more sustainable future. The objective of the agenda ratified by the UN General Assembly in 2015 is to be achieved by the year 2030, and includes indicators from a variety of …