Luke Drago

Luke Drago

Vice Chairman

Luke Drago hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. He studies Politics & History at the University of Oxford and is a college member of St Edmund Hall. Luke has worked on campaigns at every level of government, from local elections to presidential elections. He has been a successful advocate for numerous policy initiatives, including a historic local investment into attainable housing. He is driven by a conviction that public policy can be a powerful mechanism to change lives and shape the future.

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Published Policy Briefs

Struggle for Power in Venezuela Maduro vs Guaido

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Foreign Policy
November 19, 2021
For over two decades, the United States has had a complex relationship with Venezuela and has been involved in Venezuelan politics in a variety of ways. Venezuela is an oil-based economy, making it strategically significant to the U.S. as well as Russia and China. Currently, Venezuela is ruled by an authoritarian regime, and the U.S. - recognized opposition leader is unable to exercise any power. With elections approaching, the results will determine whether or not the U.S. continues its hardline approach to sanctioning Venezuela and President Maduro, or if U.S. policy will take a less harsh approach.

Rising Tensions of the Ethiopian Civil War

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Foreign Policy
December 10, 2021
In 2019, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Now, in 2021, Ahmed and the Ethiopian government have come under scrutiny for the conflict in Tigray between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). After the government declared Tigray’s 2020 parliamentary elections invalid, fighting broke out. Since then, accusations of acts of genocide have come to light against the Ethiopian government under Ahmed.

Right to Privacy vs. Right to Life: the Fight over Abortion Laws

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Social Policy
November 27, 2021
The most restrictive abortion law in the country, Texas Senate Bill 8, went into effect on September 1, 2021. Unlike other legislation, the state does not regulate Senate Bill 8, leaving it to the citizens to enforce it.

Price Controls

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Economic Policy
November 10, 2021
Now, how necessary are price controls? How much control is too much? Is it more important to protect the consumer over the provider and risk sincere quality?‍

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Published Opinion Articles

Chinese Reaganomics: How Neoliberal Market Reforms Cemented Authoritarianism in China

Foreign Policy
October 20, 2021
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