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Bringing light to the dark continent: Should the West fear or follow China’s development policy south of the Sahara?

By Carli Hetland, Assistant Opinions Editor, MPP ‘13 In recent years, Western journalists have vilified Chinese engagement with Africa, branding a growing Chinese presence through escalating alarmist taglines, such as…

A world of opinions

The 9/11 decennial brought no end of opinions. Here, The Citizen has compiled a taste of what you may or may not have read to mark the occasion. This national…

UN vote on Palestinian statehood cannot solve deeper issues

UN vote on Palestinian statehood cannot solve deeper issues

By Ahmed Moor, MPP ‘13 Decades of fruitless, frustrating and ultimately self-defeating negotiations have yielded nothing meaningful for the Palestinians. For the Israelis, however, 20 years of the Oslo process…

That’s What Shih Said (Notes From the Editor)

By Irene Shih, Editor-in-Chief, MPP ‘13 May, 2011. Picture it: I am twenty-four years old – young, confident, homely. My head is still spinning from the excitement of being a…

Songs from Cambridge

By John DiGiovanni, Culture Writer, MPP ‘12 “Son, I reckon it’s a song you need.” Late Sunday in Harvard Square, illuminated by street lights but beyond that all dark, this…

Saving the Sunderbans, one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems can improve Indo-Bangladesh relations

Saving the Sunderbans, one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems can improve Indo-Bangladesh relations

By Shloka Nath, News Editor, MPP ‘13 Sitting on the sensitive border between India and Bangladesh is the Sundarbans, among the most wondrous and also most endangered ecosystems in the…

Are Republicans Fielding a Delegate When America Wants a Trustee?

By Zachary Rosenfeld, Assistant News Editor, MPP ’13 Do you prefer your president to be a delegate or a trustee? The “delegate vs. trustee” problem is almost as old as…

Does your government have the right policy on love?

 By Helena Pylväinen, MPP ’13 This Valentine’s Day, declare your love to someone. Eat chocolate. Stalk a crush on Facebook. But don’t take a day off from contemplating the world’s…