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Newly Elected Legislature Takes Office in Taiwan

Grayson Lanza, China-Taiwan Fellow

As of Monday, February 1, the newly elected Taiwanese legislature officially took their seats for the first time (NYT). The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took the lead of the legislature for the first time in Taiwanese history (Time). Taiwan’s Kuomintang (Nationalist) Party will be the minority in the legislature, holding only 35 seats to the […]

Lubba Wintzer

Israeli Government Approves Non-Orthodox Prayer Site at Western Wall

Lubba Wintzer, Intern, Middle East

After years of negotiations between Israeli government representatives and Jewish leaders, non-Orthodox Jewish groups have a prayer site at the Western Wall. The Western Wall is one of the holiest sites in Judaism as it is a remnant of Temple Mount (NYT). This action shows the Israeli government’s support for liberal forms of Judaism. It […]

Mia Warshofsky

Climate Change Exacerbates the Zika Virus

Mia Warshofsky, Alexandra Cousteau Fellow, Environment and Global Climate Change

On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus was an international public health emergency (New York Times). The outbreak is currently affecting communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (Climate Central). While the majority of Zika cases are asymptomatic, the virus is thought to contribute to […]


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