Asia

China’s Two-Child Policy

7 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
During the summer of 2015, China shocked the world by finally repealing their controversial One-Child policy and replacing it with a new, more lenient two-child rule. This decision was instantly met with a wave of emotions; some were overjoyed with the replacement of this restrictive rule, while others were upset that it was not abolished Read More

Communism in India: Even Marx Would Not Approve

10 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  The 2014 Indian general election was hailed as a watershed event that heralded in a majority government for the first time in 33 years. It is the first election in Indian history in which a single non­-Congressional party won a majority. However, one aspect of the election that has barely been analyzed by pundits Read More

Mistreatment of Sikhs Continues in India

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Harmandir Sahib, also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the “Golden Temple”, is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. On October 12th, 2015, in Bargadi Village of Faridkot district, the Sikh temple Gurdwara Burj Jawahar Singh Wala was broken into. Suspects stole the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Read More

Moral Marginalism: The Crisis of Foreign Aid

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Picture: Jess Seldon/Department for International Development There is something about the question of foreign aid that seems to bring out the utilitarian in everyone. These days, “aid” – be it public or private – is almost always discussed in the context of measuring its effectiveness. How many lives in Liberia can be saved per dollar Read More

Sri Lanka: New President, Same Problems

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
As the ramifications of the Sri Lankan elections continue to hold the political attention of much of the country’s news since the beginning of this year, the Western World has come to herald the presidential win of Maithripala Sirisena as a shocking miracle. Sirisena came to narrowly win 51.28% of the nation’s vote whilst Rajapaksa Read More

“Mahatma”: Gandhi’s Lingering Influence on Indian Foreign Policy

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
“Mahatma,” they called him. And it fit. It fit the grandeur and glamour that surrounded the idea of a simple lean man, with a self-woven white cloth covering his body, who single-handedly shook the entire British Raj with his words, actions, and even inactions. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known to the world as Gandhiji, was a Read More

International Tourism’s Sinister Impact

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 2
International tourism, for most, elicits excitement and fascination. Yet aside from its obvious purpose of leisure, tourism is also a major player in world economics, responsible for 10% of global GDP. It may seem cynical to critically evaluate cultural exchanges and foreign travel, but underneath the pleasant surface lie issues that must be analyzed to Read More

Narendra Modi: India’s Frank Underwood

2 years ago ccwa 0
“One heartbeat away from Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so over-rated,” says Frank Underwood, after being sworn in as Vice-President. Sure, he would like to think so. Hell, he proved to us that it is. But that’s Frank Underwood: arrogant, overbearing, powerful, and dangerous. Granted, he is a Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Why We Shouldn’t Cut Aid to Thailand

3 years ago ccwa 1
This article is a part of the first installment of our Opposing Viewpoints series, which pits our authors against those of other university publications.  To read the counterargument from Glimpse from the Globe at the University of Southern California, click here. On May 22, 2014, General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that “in order for the country Read More