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Meghan Murphy is a sophomore staff columnist concentrating in International Relations with a focus in Security and the Middle East. Originally from Washington D.C., she has spent the past two decades living and studying in Southeast Asia and Africa, guaranteeing she is disappointed by the so-called “ethnic food” at the Ratty. She enjoys listening to podcasts and defending the merits of the Twilight series. Her column covers all things foreign affairs.

Articles by Meghan Murphy (3)

Murphy ’23: ‘An existential threat’: how anti-Chinese discourse in foreign policy lends itself to anti-Asian hate

Columns, Opinions

Murphy ’23: ‘An existential threat’: how anti-Chinese discourse in foreign policy lends itself to anti-Asian hate

April 4, 2021 1 comment

On March 16, 2021, after a year in which the United States saw anti-Asian hate crimes rise nearly 150 percent, a white gunman murdered six Asian women in three Asian-owned spas after allegedly saying that he would “kill all Asians.”

Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

Columns, Opinions

Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

March 12, 2021 1 comment

As the realization crept into the West Wing that — despite his best efforts to nullify the election — Donald Trump would soon be on his way out of power, last-minute policy decisions came flowing out of Washington.

Murphy ’23: In Myanmar, the return to military rule is 1990 all over again

Columns, Opinions

Murphy ’23: In Myanmar, the return to military rule is 1990 all over again

February 11, 2021 3 comments

The scene is as follows: Myanmar holds what is proclaimed by the military, known as the Tatmadaw, to be a free and fair democratic election.