USA: Pas de Paris! One Year Since Moving on From Paris

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The United States of America (USA), is a federal republic and representative democracy…

US and Europe: A relationship in peril?

A lack of other options will guarantee the survival of the transatlantic relationship The European-American relationship has seen better days. Over the last weeks, the war of words between Europe and the US has escalated. This raises the question where…

Trump’s Terrifying Twitter Taunts

Some people hate twitter. Some people use it nearly every day. American President Donald Trump, who is inarguably an avid twitter user, uses this platform more than any other national leader in history. He uses it to announce government policy,…

Why America Fails to Effectively Treat Its Addiction Problem

Addiction has become one of America’s most costly, and most neglected diseases. In a recent Columbia University study, researchers found that over “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol, or other…

IFLRY Delegation at COP22 in Marrakech – Dorien Lugt and Jonas Hall-Andersen

Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. What follows is a report on their overall experiences. It is easy to get lost in the small…

The Impact of Baby Boomers on America’s Impending Healthcare Crisis

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies…

American Prisons and the Mental Healthcare Crisis – Danika Kimball

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage,…