Why is Climate Change Still Not Solved?

By Kristin Cho Image Credit: Petra Wendeler Climate change is a nonlinear problem. Projections on climate change are unpredictable and probabilistic because of the many uncertain factors and their interactions. And we humans—by burning exceeding amounts of fossil fuels and chopping down green areas—are causing the average air temperatures to constantly and erratically rise, enhancing the greenhouse effect. From extreme weather conditions threatening food production … Continue reading Why is Climate Change Still Not Solved?

Canada’s Double Standard in Military Exports: Turkey is Stuck, Saudi Arabia is in luck

by Anonymous Image Credit: Trending News “Hey, have you heard of the Canadian double -” “Of course, the Double Double from Tim Horton’s is Canada’s pride and joy, along with maple syrup and poutine!” “No, no. Not coffee. I was actually referring to the Canadian government’s double standard pertaining to military exports to Turkey versus military exports to Saudi Arabia.” “Oh, my bad. Haven’t heard … Continue reading Canada’s Double Standard in Military Exports: Turkey is Stuck, Saudi Arabia is in luck

Omnibus Bill – Protests in Indonesia

By Raihan Woodhouse Image Credit: Bloomberg Chaos, the epitome of 2020, has engulfed the streets of every major Indonesian city across the vast archipelago. In response to economic and demographic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his administration implemented a 905-page omnibus legislative measure which amended more than 75 national labor laws. The legislation aimed to eliminate excessive bureaucracy across … Continue reading Omnibus Bill – Protests in Indonesia

The United States Needs Iran like it needs Saudi Arabia

By Yug Yadava  Image Credit: Lobe Log The United States’ relationship with the two dominant forces in the Middle East, Iran, and Saudi Arabia has seen its fair shares of highs and lows over the past fifty years. Iran and the United States had a working relationship with each other from 1953 to 1979 after the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader. The two countries … Continue reading The United States Needs Iran like it needs Saudi Arabia

Patriotic Education for Chinese High Schools

by Jessie Jin Image Source: The Conversation Bravery lies equidistant of cowardness and recklessness. Truthfulness lies equidistant of self-depreciation and boastfulness. People strive to reach a balancing point between these characteristics; it’s with the delicate point of balance that ultimate productivity can be achieved. Like everything else, there is a fine line between educating youth to be patriotic and brainwashing nationalistic zeal. A predominant problem … Continue reading Patriotic Education for Chinese High Schools

Hungary: A Challenge to European Integration

By Christopher Pratt Image Credit: Independent UK The European Union (EU) is under threat. Although it has accomplished so much since its humble beginnings in 1951 as the European Coal and Steel Community, the international powerhouse of the EU is contending with a rising wave of populism sweeping across the continent. Brexit is an excellent example of the potential impacts populist politics can have on … Continue reading Hungary: A Challenge to European Integration

Trapped: Domestic Violence & Covid-19

By Heeya Firdaus Image Credit: First Post Referred to as “the shadow pandemic” by the United Nations, domestic violence has seen an alarming rate of increase during the COVID-19 lockdown. Wan Fei, the founder of an anti-violence non-profit in Jingzhou, Hubei, said that reports of domestic violence have nearly doubled since cities went into lockdown. France also reported a 30% increase in domestic violence cases … Continue reading Trapped: Domestic Violence & Covid-19

QAnon: A Conspiracy Theory Gone Mainstream

By Lara ChoyImage Credit: NY Times It’s no surprise that certain conspiracy theories spread like wildfire on the more obscure parts of the Internet, but when anonymous forums and real life start to collide, things start to get more complicated and even dangerous. We often believe that such beliefs only exist on the fringes of society, but disinformation has increasingly found its way into the … Continue reading QAnon: A Conspiracy Theory Gone Mainstream

#ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW THESE PROTESTS REPRESENT A NEW BEGINNING FOR NIGERIA

By The Global Diplomat Writer Image Credit: BCC Since Nigeria gained independence, after a rigorous period of colonialism under Britain, never-ending struggles with corruption have plagued my country. Even after 60 years, the promise of true democracy has still not been fulfilled. The corruption has even spread to police units, the most corrupt of them all being SARS. By now, you have most likely heard … Continue reading #ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW THESE PROTESTS REPRESENT A NEW BEGINNING FOR NIGERIA

Thailand Protests

By Akina Nanayakkara  Image Credit: Aljazeera The first series of protests began on the 23rd of February 2020. Preconditions to the distrust in government are mostly rooted in Prime Minister Prayut’s five-year rule. Under the leadership of Prayut, there were substantial limitations put on citizens and their civil rights, as well as growing poverty and inequality. In August 2016, a constitutional referendum was held in order … Continue reading Thailand Protests