Author: Dylan Lamberti

Dylan Lamberti is a fourth year English Literature and International Development student at McGill. He has a deep interest in US foreign policy and domestic politics.

A Year in Review (2016-2017)

Looking back at my initial post as editor in chief is a little surreal. Even then, I knew that the next twelve months were going to be tumultuous. The rise of far right rhetoric around the world hasn’t slowed down,…

In Remembrance

In Remembrance

November 11th is the day we are supposed to remember, but November 8th will prove to be the day that is the hardest to forget. I and many other Canadians wear a poppy today, as we do every year, to…

In Defense of IDS: A Reply to the McGill Daily

On October 17th, the McGill Daily published a feature article titled “Party on the Beach while Improving Healthcare in [Insert Country Here]!” While the article did raise some important issues about the field of development and IDS at McGill in…

Welcome to MIR Online: 2016-2017

The next 12 months hold a number of events and challenges that will shape the course of history. In North America and Europe, nationalism and isolationism are on the rise. Conflict in the Middle East continues, with the ramifications from…

Sanders’ Views on Israel May be Representative of Strong Grasp of Foreign Policy

During the Democratic Presidential Primary debate on April 14th, Bernie Sanders expressed support for the Palestinian people, arguing that “there will never be peace in that region, unless the United States plays an even-handed role.” He advocated greater diplomatic undertakings…

The Importance of Encryption: Understanding the Implications of Apple’s Lawsuit with the FBI

On December 2, 2015, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik attacked the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino killing 14 people and wounding 22. Farook’s iPhone was recovered from the site of the shooting. In the process of its investigation, the FBI…

The Political Motivations of Obama’s Rejection and Trudeau’s Support of Keystone XL

On November 6, President Obama held a press conference in regards to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Stating that “the Keystone pipeline has occupied…an inflated role in our political discourse,” Obama rejected TransCanada’s proposal to begin construction, arguing that “the…