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.
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 →
Rethinking the French Presidential Election Outcomes: Uncertainty in France’s Foreign Policy Direction
By Bosco Hung The far-right is on the rise in France. French president Emmanuel Macron won a second presidential term in April, but far-right nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen captured a surprisingly high share of votes, coming in at 41%. The amount of support for far-right candidates has grown significantly in recent years, as members... Continue Reading →
Sanctions and Militant Violence
Image available at: https://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/mappingmilitants/profiles/revolutionary-armed-forces-colombia-farc 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 →
The Urgency of Rhetorics on the Polish-Belarusian Border
By Victoria Denaro, Boston College Tonight, the sun will set on the barbed wire barricade along the Polish-Belarusian border, casting darkness over the thousands of people left there to fight for their lives. A week of enduring starvation, beatings, and freezing temperatures has passed for the masses of Middle Eastern migrants seeking refuge in Poland... Continue Reading →
THE EGYPTIAN POLICY TOWARDS PALESTINE FROM 1949 TO 1956
By Axel Martin and Nour Cherif, Science Po The All-Palestine Government (APG), whose history begins a few months before the beginning of our topic, was established in Gaza in September 1948, was short-lived, but it constituted one of the most interesting and instructive political experiments in the history of the Palestinian national movement, according to... Continue Reading →
Rethinking the Conventional Disciplinary Understanding of War
By Tridib Bhattacharya, SOAS University of London Introduction As one of the oldest and most widespread forms of international relations, war has long occupied a central position within the academic discipline. It has been essential to the creation, character, and progress of states and societies, and the use of force remains pervasive in modern world... Continue Reading →