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About irwellesreport

The Welles Report is The State University of New York at Geneseo's student-run International Relations and Political Science publication. Our goal is two fold goal: allowing information about world events to proliferate on campus, and to allow anyone interested in writing on global affairs a venue to do so. The Welles Report is an entirely student lead venture. Student written articles peer-reviewed, student edited, student-designed layout. We publish one issue per semester with articles ranging from 500 to 1500 words. All majors are more than welcome to write and help edit the student run publication. Feel free to contact for details. Got Twitter? Follow Welles!

Elections in Greece Bring Hope for Stability

By Alexandra Rockwood Over the past several years, European countries have struggled with mounting economic disparity and political unrest due to the 2008 global financial crisis. Since the crisis, Greece has faced the brunt of these severe economic issues in … Continue reading

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America and Israel: Where We Stand Today

Valerie Sanders This past election season included mentions of domestic woes, poor economic performance, and a graze over of shallow foreign policy. Libya and Iran took most of the attention, but after that, the country that drew interest was the … Continue reading

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Lenin’s Life After Death

By Marty Rogachefsky Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov was born on April 22, 1870 into a well-educated family, which helped him to excel in school, where he eventually went on to study law. In 1891, he was expelled from his university for … Continue reading

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Non-Tariff Barriers 101: How to Hedge Against the Future of Protectionism

By Matthew Hayes International business has grown exponentially over the past half-century, benefiting United States companies, communities, and workers. Although recent growth rates have slowed, international trade has expanded at an average annual rate of 6 percent since 1950, according … Continue reading

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Communism’s Ideological Evolution: From Marx to Mao

  By Brandon Gimpelman Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong are some of the great heroes of communist ideology. When Karl Marx first published The Communist Manifesto in 1848, he described communism as a specter haunting Europe. Marx thought … Continue reading

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Salmond and Cameron Quarrel Over Scottish Referendum on Independence

By: Alexandra Fasulo October 30th, 2012 In the near future, Scotland faces two important issues: allowing younger citizens to participate in the scheduled 2014 Referendum and the impact of this Referendum’s results if Scotland becomes an independent state. Tensions involving … Continue reading

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International Institutions and Stability

By Eric Gomez The international system can best be thought of as a complex web of economic, political, and social relationships that are constantly changing to reflect new realities. This astounding complexity is reflected in the various theoretical approaches and … Continue reading

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