Welcome to the inaugural issue of Politica Northwestern . Politica Northwestern is the academic journal of Politics & Policy ( P&P ), a student publication at Northwestern University. P&P looks at the world in terms of what impact events will have. Political events happen all the time, but their impacts are not all equal. We distill major events to determine, at the end of the day, how they will change the world. For the inaugural issue of Politica Northwestern , we have compiled a list of past Weekly Focuses; the Weekly Focus, as the name implies, is a weekly section where we analyze a timely issue in-depth. We have selected articles that reflect major developments over the past several years with decent coverage in terms of subject and geographic area.