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Zeena Starbuck

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4th year History & International Relations student, American and British, secretly still studying abroad in Seoul. Features Foreign Correspondent Coordinator, 안녕하세요!

Demotion of democracy: South Korea

Western news agencies, including CNN, seemed perplexed that South Korea did not adopt a hardline response to Kim Jong-nam’s untimely death. North Korea’s democratic...

My body, their choice?

Commentary on the 2016 American presidential election made it out to be a fight between two individuals; voters had to pick good or evil,...

Resist, do not abandon: the danger of deserting American academics

It is not an understatement to say that the world is infuriated with the policies and presence of President Donald Trump: from the 4.8...

Trump’s rural white America – what does the election result show?

November 8: the world was anticipating a win for Hillary Clinton. The New York Times gave her an 85 per cent chance of victory....

I stand with her: the domestic case for Clinton

Much of the discussion surrounding the American presidential race is about ‘a choice’ - good versus bad, forward versus backward. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic...

Disillusionment and Democracy: the 2016 Presidential elections

If you asked me after the first Republican debate in August whether I thought Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders stood a chance at being nominated for the...

Vietnam and the backpacker’s burden

Among the online travel community, it is well known that Vietnam and backpackers have a rough relationship. Travel blogger, Nomadic Matt, wrote in his...

North Korea and the hypocrisy of humanitarian intervention

In the ‘new world order’ of the 21st Century, western states sell wars as the takedown of tyrants in the name of morality. George...

Only in America: Guns, freedom and American mortality

On 1 October, a lone gunman entered Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring nine more before he was shot dead, marking the...

The source of sexism in South Korea

Across the globe, gender inequality and sexism is a topical and problematic reality. Sexual harassment is prevalent in many cultures and not a single...