Earthquake Aftermath for Nepal

Story and photo by Katie Brown | brown.k@husky.neu.edu Tucked away in a remote corner of the world, Nepal is perhaps easy to miss amongst a long list of struggling, underdeveloped nations, especially when looking with American eyes. On the surface, its story is all too familiar: a narrative of political unrest, newfound democracy, and an undereducated,…

War Crimes in South Ossetia

Story by Tim Ballesteros | ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu Over a quarter-century has passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but stability has yet to be attained in all of the former Soviet Bloc countries. A major contention among some of these countries was the decision to align with either the East or…

Millennium Development Goals

Story by Katie Brown | brown.kath@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu In early 2000, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown sat in the basement of the United Nations Headquarters in New York with a small group of men, dreaming up the future of global development over the course of just a few weeks. He and his team casually drafted…

The U.S. and Cuba

Story by Tim Ballesteros | Ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu Photo by William Everett Bryan | bryan.w@husky.neu.edu 1961 is the year the United States cut off all diplomatic ties with Cuba. Two years earlier, Fidel Castro came to power in an overthrow of former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. With his Communist ideology, Castro nationalized American-dominated industries such as mining and sugar,…

Olympics in Brazil

Story by Kathleen Brown | brown.kath@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu On August 5th, 2016, Rio de Janeiro will open its arms to athletes, spectators, and leaders from across the globe for the 31st Summer Olympics in what many are already calling the most important day in the city’s history. With a total estimated budget of…

American Media Coverage of North Korea

Story by Kelly Kasulis | k.kasulis94@gmail.com Photo by Joe Thomas | thomas.j@husky.neu.edu Headlines about North and South Koreans reuniting at Mount Kumgang resort last week evoke a different feeling than those of last August, when two South Korean soldiers were permanently maimed when a landmine detonated in the DMZ and a subsequent exchange of open fire ensued….