Between May and June 2020, many people took a break from pandemic routines and election doomscrolling to watch the biblical fires that roared across the West Coast of the U.S. Although U.S. citizens are less concerned with environmental problems than their G20 counterparts, more and more U.S. Americans are worried about the climate, and for good reason. From urban environmental plight, unseasonable rain in the Midwest breadbasket, diminishing crop yields, and larger and more frequent hurricanes barraging the Southeast, to droughts and wildfires plaguing the Southwest – the scale of U.S. environmental and climate catastrophes in 2020 was immense.
The Gig’s Up: Rolling Back Worker Protections in California
This piece is part of a novel collaboration between The Governance Post and The Paris Globalist, the international affairs magazine by students at Sciences Po in Paris, France. The onset of a global pandemic and… [Read more]
Going, Going, Gone: Trump’s Plan to Sell off US Infrastructure Projects to the Highest Bidder
Let’s face it, the USA’s infrastructure is crumbling. Though politicians across the aisle have been calling for massive transportation infrastructure projects for decades, nothing significant has stuck. Though it’s easy to blame Trump for this… [Read more]
Tehran Taxi: Iranian hope and desperation in the light of U.S. Sanctions
American sanctions on Iran have not weakened the regime but achieved the opposite. They have harmed ordinary people and cemented the conservative Revolutionary Guards’ grip on power. The U.S. would be well advised to pursue… [Read more]
NATO and its Evolution into the 21st Century (and how it needs to change)
MIA Student Freddie Whitlow makes his case for the increased importance of NATO in an ever fragmented world. He argues that in the face of threats we should stand tall and meet them – not… [Read more]
A Space Force as a Force for Peace?
As the militarisation of space rises to the forefront of US defence plans, an understanding of what this would entail and mean for the world’s major players becomes necessary. MIA student Zach Larkin lays out… [Read more]
A Love Story along the Rio Grande
Carlos Ahumada Comments: Resentment and pride have disastrous consequences in any relationship. Will the upcoming leaders in the North American region be able to leave them behind? In December 1994, after many years of dating,… [Read more]
California vs. Washington, D.C.: Pick Your Side On American Fuel Efficiency & Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)
California and Washington, D.C., are on a collision course, and neither seems likely to pull the emergency brake. The two are locked in a bitter clash over fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards… [Read more]
Economic Growth in The USA: When is it Time to Stop Saying, “Thanks Obama”?
Economic growth is a constant talking point for politicians in the United States. A politician’s popularity or reputation, in particular, often thrives or suffers based on the state of the economy. Presidents are no different.… [Read more]
Want To Fix The Iran Deal? Start With The IAEA
President Trump’s doubling down on a strategy of threats and sanctions in dealing with Iran and its alleged non-compliance will do little to fix the US-Iranian trust problem, claims editor and MIA student Polina Garaev.… [Read more]