The Daily Northwestern

Shirola: Winter Olympics should serve as a reminder that we can be united

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

March 5, 2018

The world seems more divided right now than at any other time in recent history, possibly since the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Conflicts, both within countries and between them, threaten democracy and civil...

Boyd: As recent corruption scandals show, Prime Minister Netanyahu is wrong for Israel

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

March 1, 2018

Late last month, Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases. There are also two ongoing corruption investigations into a plethora of former Netanyahu aides. And as if tha...

Chen: How the US ‘americanizing’ of Russia led to present day tensions

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

February 26, 2018

Russia has Americans in a tizzy. Recent news of Russian troll farms and Facebook social engineering have many Americans calling for isolationism, protectionism and harder stances towards their long-time rival. Predictably,...

Shin: NU World Cup logo’s combination of Japanese, South Korean flags was insensitive, misguided

Paige Shin, Op-Ed Contributor

April 30, 2017

My paternal grandfather was born in 1931, to a Korea occupied by the Empire of Japan. Forbidden to speak his own language at home, he grew up learning Japanese in school and was forced to take on a Japanese name. I never knew...

Lemaitre: Be wary of normative economic judgements

Coretta Lemaitre, Columnist

November 13, 2014

As I was sitting in my Introduction to International Relations class last week, my professor began lecturing about different viable economic systems, most notably the German, American/British and Japanese models. Having grown...