Winter 2021 Journal

After a long review process, our Winter 2021 Journal can be found at this link. As always, we are grateful to to our contributors and staff, whose hard work makes the CJFP possible.

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Why Migrate to the United States? A Historical-Structural Analysis of Current Latin American Migrations to America Through the Cycle of Exploitation and Racism. 

By Sihan Ren, University of Toronto What causes migration to the US from the past to present day? This article attempts to explain the continued Latin American migration to the United States through the lens of historical-structural theories. By comparing Mexico’s Bracero program and the present day, a broader causality between migration to the United... Continue Reading →

Sanctions and Militant Violence

Image available at: By Treyton Zanutto- Texas A&M '22 Introduction  Sanctions are an important and increasingly common part of the modern globalized world. The importance of sanctions has become more evident as the western world has responded to the present Russian invasion of Ukraine with the large-scale implementation of sanctions. However, as these sanctions... Continue Reading →

CJFP Spring 2022 Journal

Dear all, the long awaited Spring 2022 Journal is available. If you are interested in reading, you can find it Here Thank you. Best Regards, The Editorial BoardThe Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy

Egypt: Dictatorship or Democracy?

By Sophie Polgar, UNC 2022 Since rising to power, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has secured his position as an authoritarian dictator. He has expanded the institutions under his control, allowing them to exercise sweeping powers over the population without checks or balances. These state institutions act legally but without accountability, a phenomenon called “resurgent... Continue Reading →

Intelligence Community of the Cold War Era

By Sophie Polgar, UNC 2022 Though the intelligence community played an infamous role in the Cold War, the United States was not always known for having a strong espionage program. The U.S. was actually the “last of the major powers to establish a civilian intelligence agency.” This paper will examine the IC’s organization, process, and... Continue Reading →

Winter 2022 Call for Papers

The Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy (CJFP) is a student-run academic journal published biannually by undergraduates at the University of Chicago. Our journal aims to promote the analysis of international affairs. We are a forum within which undergraduates can explore issues relevant to foreign policy in both the United States and other countries.  The CJFP Editorial Board... Continue Reading →

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