Author: Christopher Kuo


Walking the nuclear tightrope

It was a heroic last-ditch effort to save an agreement that President Trump has called the “worst deal ever” (2). On April 23, President Macron of France met President Trump at the White House to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) […]


Mankind’s Greatest Invention

Whenever I enter my family’s kitchen, I always take an extra moment of time to gaze upon our beloved can opener, admiring its chiseled stainless steel surface, its flawless flexibility, and its luxurious handle. Neither a Rolex watch nor an iPhone X could be more exquisitely and fastidiously designed. The […]

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Syria’s Unending War

When U.S.-led coalition forces managed to ferret out the remnants of Islamic State (ISIS) from their strongholds throughout Syria, many hoped the seven-year-long civil war, which began in 2011 with protests against the Assad regime, would finally grind to a halt (1, 2). But if the first few months of […]


The Winter Olympics Bring a Thaw

It is January 9th, 10 a.m. in Panmunjom, a village in the middle of the demilitarized zone that stretches between North and South Korea. Officials from both countries have gathered to discuss the possibility of North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics, beginning February 9th, in the South Korean city […]