Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs in International Relations

Deciding whether or not to pursue a master’s degree in international relations can be a difficult task. What kinds of career options await IR graduates? How do the classes, skills, and experience gained from an IR program compare with an MBA or other graduate programs? What factors motivated other students to pursue an IR degree?..

Iran’s New President Seeks Bilateral Nuclear Talks With the U.S.

In a sharp break from its past leader, Iran’s recently elected president Hasan Rouhani believes that his country must engage in one-on-one talks with the United States to achieve a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff. Referring to the U.S. as the world’s “sheriff,” Rouhani has repeatedly emphasized the need...

Brazil Struggles to Reconcile Rapid Economic Growth with the Demands of a Growing Middle Class

In the past few weeks, protests have rocked Brazil’s major cities as more than one million citizens turned out to oppose a 20 cent bus fare hike announced by the government in early June. The protests were initially launched by the Free Fare Movement, an organization that advocates dramatically reduced transportation...

Amnesty International – International Relations Careers

Amnesty International (AI) is a non-governmental organization working in more than 150 countries to end human rights violations. The group is guided by the belief that everyone should enjoy the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards...

Putin Seeks to Rebrand His Party Amid Public Protests Condemning ‘Anti-Gay’ Legislation

Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, has created a brand new political party in an effort to boost his own popularity among the disgruntled Russian populace. The Popular Front party was inaugurated with much fanfare on Wednesday, June 12, with Putin’s professed hopes that his new political vehicle will evolve into a...

Nigeria Cracks Down On Boko Haram

In May, the Nigerian army stepped up its efforts to suppress the separatist organization Boko Haram, sending thousands of additional troops to the country’s embattled northeast. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001, Boko Haram employs terrorist tactics as part of its agenda to establish a separate...