China and a Renewed Transatlantic Alliance

The European Union is, as so often, attempting a difficult balancing act, oscillating between economic interests and a value-based foreign policy. Shortly after the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was announced to be concluded in principle, it already seems…

How the Pandemic Brought a Surge in Multigenerational Living in the United States

It used to be that the path to the American Dream was pretty straightforward and clear. You grow up, get an education, and find a job. Then you leave your parents’ home and move into one of your own. There,…

Examining the Relationship Between Defunding the Police and Private Gun Ownership

If the horrific events of March 2021 are any indication, gun control is set to remain a hotbed issue in the US for the foreseeable future. In just seven days, the nation experienced a surge of gun violence, bookended by…

Exploring the Relationship Between Healthcare Professionals and Law Enforcement in America

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, healthcare careers were a popular choice for millennials looking to make a difference in the world. As of 2018, 36% of millennials were employed in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. And…

The Economic and Political Consequences of Automation

Once a futuristic dream, automation in 2021 spans virtually every industry. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have now advanced into the retail and transportation sectors, as well as finance, energy management, and more. Among the bulk of its applications, machine…

The Short-Term Effects of Remote Learning in the United States

As of the first week of September, 73% of the largest 100 school districts in the U.S. decided to go to full remote learning for their students. Other districts across the country have adopted hybrid programs, while some are trying…

South Dakota: Anatomy of a Covid Disaster

The United States is by far the country worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has recorded about a fifth of all cases globally, as well as a little over one-in-six deaths. As the winter deepens and courts in some…