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IE International Policy Review

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It is with great pleasure that we present the IE International Policy Review. Since getting underway with the relaunch of this academic journal, our contributors and editors have worked to give context to some of the issues facing our world. The IPR is uniquely organized, going beyond providing insightful, factual, and stimulating opinions, as we foster and encourage research in a supportive community. The IPR team (comprised of contributors, editors, and the editorial board), supported by the university, aims to achieve quality in the exploration of our world.

The IPR launched to further intellectual debate on some of the pressing issues of our time. We believe this is only possible by following thoughtful and factual evidence, regardless of one’s political or social standing. Never has that been truer than today. Without a clear end to the pandemic, the world continues to experience a monumental transformation. At this time, there is much to debate as shortcomings in our international and national systems have become painfully clear.

As for the impact of the pandemic, domestically it has highlighted partisanship and a lack of leadership as many were unable to provide essential resources to the people they serve, such as healthcare, and it has laid bare structural flaws, such as those of deep wealth and social inequalities. In our global system, the pandemic has enabled the acceleration of shifts in longstanding norms, institutions, and relations, and has shown us the reality of how a world without international leadership looks. For us, it entails a new way of looking at our world, and each other, as our vulnerabilities are exposed.

Nevertheless, this moment gives us an opportunity to look at the world and those around use in a new way such that healing and initiative propel the best of what we have to offer. 

Let us continue to study and understand the events unraveling in front of us from various angles, overcoming bias and putting evidence first, precisely when it refutes our long-held beliefs.



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