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The Colorado Political Science Review is a nonpartisan student written and edited publication dedicated to produce insightful and accurate reporting on the issues of today. Our core mission is to contribute nonpartisan analysis to politically controversial issues. In order to set us apart from other publications, we use political science to address and understand real world problems.

“The cure for democracy’s ills is more democracy”
                                                                   - John Dewey

Student Op-Eds

Russia and China Build anti Us 'axis'

Why the U.S Should Refocus, Not Reduce, Commitments in West Africa

Why the U.S Should Refocus, not Reduce, Commitments in West Africa Author: Dylan Yachyshen Background In December 2019 , news emerged that the Pentagon was considering reducing U.S involvement in West Africa, ostensibly to divert resources from combatting terrorism in Africa to the new “ great power competition ” with...

The Chinese Scramble for the Gulf of Guinea



The Competition Between Airbus and Boeing

Image Retrieved From: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/06/business/boeing-airbus-world-trade-organization.html The Competition Between Airbus and Boeing By Kavya Kannan Introduction The international airplane manufacturing industry is dominated by the United State’s Boeing, Europe’s Airbus. Through subsidies, the United States and several European countries have made significant financial contributions to their respective manufacturers , fueling competition and...

Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Protests: The International Response
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Climate Change and Geopolitics
Protests in France Unite Left and Right, Urban and Rural

United States


Rhetoric and the Trump Presidency: Hate Speech vs. The First Amendment

Image Retrieved From: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/28/trump-south-carolina-rally-coronavirus-118269 Rhetoric and the Trump Presidency: Hate Speech vs. The First Amendment By Dylan Yachyshen and Elizabeth Mather Introduction In 2016, Donald Trump won the presidential election as an outspoken right-wing populist railing against the “ political swamp ” in Washington. Three years later, his capricious actions...

Can’t Do With, Can’t Do Without: The Use of Private Military Contractors in U.S. War Efforts
Elevating Indigenous Peoples in the United States Congress
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Balancing the Ticket: Profit-making Versus Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Formidable or a Formality? Examining the impact of the State of the Union Address