The Daily Northwestern

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

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

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 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

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 27, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

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

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

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 14, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Global Paradigm Project: Biden addresses future of US-EU relations during recent trip to Germany

Erick Meszaros-Jones, Global Paradigm Fellow

February 12, 2013

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden made a short visit to Berlin on his way to the Munich Security Conference. Many Europeans hoped that he, as a representative of President Barack Obama’s government, would spell out...