Justin Yan

Class of 2017


  • Future of Russia, Europe, needs Ukrainian ceasefire

    As the first month of 2015 drew to a close, one of the most prominent news stories of 2014 made its way back onto the front pages. When the Ukrainian government stabilized itself last summer, with Petro Poroshenko taking the presidential office, many expected the violence in eastern Ukraine, centered around Donetsk, to slowly fade away.

    Forum | February 9, 2015
  • Ebola is not an isolated issue, but international

    Although Ebola has raged through news snippets since March, the American general public has only started paying attention to the disease and its effects on both African and domestic affairs since the disease travelled across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Forum | October 13, 2014
  • Hong Kong needs its autonomy to progress

    For the last few years, Hong Kong has readied itself for the ongoing debate and protests that have raged through the city’s business district of Central.

    Forum | October 6, 2014
  • China, U.S. may lead climate fight

    Externalities are the extra costs and benefits to a party that did not foresee them. Externalities may represent something very simple, but, on the grand scale of politics and international relations, they present a unique and systematic way of looking at the UN’s recent talks regarding climate change. This year, some of the world’s largest polluters, namely the United States and China, have made ...

    Forum | September 29, 2014
  • U.S. must develop clear strategy for Middle East

    The Iraq War was a failure in convincing Iraqis that the United States could save them from disorder in the form of dictatorship, poverty, and extremism.

    Forum | September 9, 2014