Articles by Carole Chee


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After the coup: What’s happening in Myanmar?

An Overview On February 1, the Myanmar military—known as the Tatmadaw—staged a coup d’etat, overthrowing the Southeast Asian country’s government. This restricting takeover, involving the detainments of government officials and internet shutdowns, came after a 12-year quasi-democratic rule under State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and supported campaigns against Myanmar’s religious and ethnic minority groups,…

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Congress debates significant climate change legislation while hurricanes and storms rage worldwide

An ambitious climate change bill, part of President Biden’s goal to transform America’s energy sector, will soon hit the Congress floor. Democrats in Congress are drafting legislation that, if passed, would put $3.5 trillion towards reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, improving clean electricity sources and addressing the destruction caused by the recent record-making floods, heat…

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Remembering 9/11 and looking to the future: Faculty perspectives on Afghanistan

The United States Armed Forces completed withdrawal efforts from Afghanistan on Monday, August 30, ending an occupation that lasted over twenty years and cost over $2 trillion and over 170,000 lives. The withdrawal, enacted by the Trump administration and continued by the Biden administration, was forced to hastily end as the Taliban — the Islamist…

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“A heartbreaking situation”: Student perspectives on the U.S. war in Afghanistan

The United States Armed Forces finished their withdrawal efforts from Kabul, Afghanistan late on the night of Monday, August 30, effectively ending a two-decade-long occupation that began in response to Al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The occupation, which cost over $2 trillion and over 170,000 lives, was ended by the Doha Agreement,…