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8/22 Weekly Edition: To Change, for Better or Worse

The world around us is constantly changing as it adapts itself to fit and integrate into society's values and social-political climate. An evaluation of change can lead to improvements and reflections on how to change for the better in the future. This is why assessing change is so crucial to the studies of politics and international relations. This week's articles range from the need to change our understanding of the constitution and rights, crucial steps to change for the current situation of Afghan Women, and how the United Kingdom has changed with the stepping down of Boris Johnson. Enjoy.

-Joshua Zhang, Editor-in-Chief


We need to change the way we understand and interpret our constitutional laws and fundamental rights to ensure that all rights that are worthy of recognition would be enumerated and protected from any attempt to deny them or to pretend that they don’t exist.


The UN must be urged to negotiate safe passage for Afghan women out of the country with neighboring countries, and developed countries must increase their refugee quotas that prioritize these women. Furthermore, resettlement and assistance programs must be set up or bolstered in the countries accepting refugees.


Certainly, Boris Johnson had made tremendous contributions as the prime minister. Yet as a politician, he had made mistakes that completely compromised his career, and at least for now, he is not seen as one who can lead the UK out of its current economic crisis. The fates of the country are still in the hands of the Conservatives for at least one and a half year. In the meantime, the lasting effects of Johnson’s resignation will surface.

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