National

Inaction Bests Executive Action on Immigration

Immigration is an area where ideology and political power plays overshadow real pragmatic discussion of what needs to happen. – Yale’s Professor Alicia Schmidt-Camacho, the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. As the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States reaches unprecedented levels and hyper-partisanship halting Congress, immigration reform is an

World

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Who Are the Rohingya?

The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority native to the Rakhine state of Buddhist-majority Myanmar (formerly Burma), are referred to by some area experts as “the most persecuted minority on Earth.” This year, persecution from the Rakhine Buddhists has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to jam themselves on unsafe boats, often putting their lives in

A Mysterious Death and Argentina’s Uncertain Future

“No one can shut me up, […] no power can shut me up,” she bristled. On January 30, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appeared on national television and rebuked her critics. The incident exemplifies what her presidency has become: a dysfunctional system rapidly losing popularity. Elected in 2007, and re-elected in 2011 for a

THAILAND-SEASIA-MIGRANTS

Who Are the Rohingya?

The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority native to the Rakhine state of Buddhist-majority Myanmar (formerly Burma), are referred to by some area experts as “the most persecuted minority on Earth.” This year, persecution from the Rakhine Buddhists has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to jam themselves on unsafe boats, often putting their lives in

Putin’s Choice

Vladimir Putin has a choice to make. The ruble has collapsed due to plummeting oil prices and crippling sanctions, putting the Russian economy and potentially his standing at risk. Putin is backed into a corner, as the world waits to see whether he will abide by the recently established ceasefire in Ukraine. It could happen

Floggings, Beheadings, and the Western Narrative

In front of the busy Al-Jalafi Mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a short, pixelated cellphone video captures the graphic scene of a man being mercilessly flogged in front of hundreds of onlookers. A policeman shouts at the crowd that no cellphones are allowed and recording is forbidden, but the mob’s rhythmic chants of “Allahu akbar”

Arts & Culture

Local

A Grateful Guest: How Yale Gives Back to its Host City

Greeted by the high-pitched giggles of students and the whirring of pencil sharpeners, Hannah Greene ‘18 enters the office at New Haven Reads, a place that truly has become a second-home for her. In the cramped, but cozy space, filled with cubicles of eager students and teachers, she awaits patiently for the twins she has

Opinion

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Speech Rights Are Gay Rights

Roberts and Thomas may be on the wrong side of history, but their understanding of democracy and the freedoms it confers should not be dismissed as meaningless abstraction.

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