Pay-to-Play Colonialism: Come One, Come All, and Trade Your Sovereignty!

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Step right up and get your ticket to see the amazing world of International Economics. Come one, come all folks – there is something here for everyone: see the amazing bearded regional trade deal, marvel at the presence of the world’s strongest multinational corporations, and pay upwards of $8 for poorly mixed lemonade. Yes, friends, 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

FIFA Under Fire: Treachery and (Possible) Reform in World Soccer

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  Sepp Blatter, center, with African soccer officials at the closing ceremony of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa. Second from left is interim FIFA President Isaa Hayatou.   It is knowledge as commonly accepted as the color of the sky: soccer’s global governing body is corrupt. The Swiss-based Fédération Internationale de 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

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

Nigeria’s Elections: What Buhari’s Win Tells Us

2 years ago ccwa 0
Many of us in the United States cannot fathom what our own political system would look like if an opposition party never won a presidential election. Would we still have the Federalists or the Democratic Republicans? A healthy democracy requires opposition; it requires differences of opinion, and a sense of voter efficacy. Nigeria’s democracy, the Read More

Normalizing Relations with Cuba Is a Terrible Idea

2 years ago ccwa 3
In January of 1961, mere days before he would turn over the presidency to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President Eisenhower severed all diplomatic ties between America and Cuba. His successor would soon stretch this policy into a general embargo against the small island nation just off the coast of Florida. The Castro regime’s Communism and countless Read More

The Feud

2 years ago ccwa 0
It’s no secret that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Barack Obama don’t always get along, or agree on most things. However, what has happened in the past two weeks has dramatically reshaped the two leaders’ relationship. A common narrative runs throughout all the accounts of the Bibi-in-Congress fiasco. It appears that Read More

A New Discussion of Islam

2 years ago ccwa 0
In the wake of recent global events and the spiking proliferation of the subject across all news sources, I find myself distraught with the current discourse on the Muslim faith. Across the spectrum that is cable TV, from liberal hippies to crackpot conservatives, I can only see poles, a conversation with no grey area. For Read More