Unsustainable Development: A Radical Redistribution of Wealth is Needed Now

by Chris PrattImage: Jp Valery / Unsplash Since the West created Development Theory in the 1950s, foreign aid has been focused on empowering actions abroad. How foreign aid is utilized depends on the development ideology and donor. Regardless of whether aid has been used to build schools or spark industrialization, the vast majority of foreign aid has historically been focused on creating change abroad. This … Continue reading Unsustainable Development: A Radical Redistribution of Wealth is Needed Now

Tackling Hate Crimes in the U.S.

by Jessie JinImage: Mike Gifford / Flickr From the appalling anti-black, racism-motivated murder in College Park to the violent attack on an elderly Asian woman just a few days ago (as of this writing), the United States has reached an all-time high in hate crimes. The Anti-Defamation League claimed that 3566 “extremist propaganda incidents” occurred in 2020, a considerable increase from the 2704 recorded in … Continue reading Tackling Hate Crimes in the U.S.

Sanctions on Military Coup: To Do or Not to Do?

by Douaa QadadiaImage: The Foreign Photographer / Flickr What’s happening in Myanmar?  On the night of February 1st, the Burmese military, under the leadership of Min Aung Hlaing, seized control of the country. They then accused the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi in the recent democratic election as a fraud. She was detained, among many other Burmese politicians. Upon her detention, she wrote … Continue reading Sanctions on Military Coup: To Do or Not to Do?

India’s flash floods: an Inevitable Consequence of the Government’s Ignorant Environmental Practices

by Heeya FirdausImage: Uttarakhand Information Department Eight years after the devastating Kedarnath floods, the North Indian state of Uttarakhand once again finds itself battling turbulent natural disasters that are tearing through populated villages, reducing all that comes before it to rubble.  On February 7th, a violent flash flood swept through the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, triggering … Continue reading India’s flash floods: an Inevitable Consequence of the Government’s Ignorant Environmental Practices

Move Forward: the Philippines’ Response to COVID-19

by Phylicia AbaryImage: Asian Development Bank / Flickr In late January last year, the first active case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was confirmed. More than a year has passed since then, and yet the handling of the pandemic in the country remains as stagnant and subpar as it was in the first quarter of 2020.  Policies have been placed and lifted over and over … Continue reading Move Forward: the Philippines’ Response to COVID-19

The Democratic Decline in Southeast Asia

by Lindsay Wong Image: Ah Nyie / Flickr Though democracy has been heavily promoted and adopted by the majority of Western countries as well as former Western colonies, Asia’s relationship with this system of government is much more complicated. While some countries have always been hostile towards democracy, Southeast Asia has more or less made an effort to embrace democracy in the post-war period. However, … Continue reading The Democratic Decline in Southeast Asia

Where Will the Oil Markets Move and Why You Should Care.

by Raihan WoodhouseImage: Michael Elleray / Creative Commons Oil is the most important energy commodity in the world and a primary determinant for the costs of production and manufacturing across industries. Appropriately, investors use oil prices as a valuable indicator of the economic climate. The oil industry was left traumatized in early 2020 as energy demands plummeted due to lockdowns and travel bans prompted by … Continue reading Where Will the Oil Markets Move and Why You Should Care.

Do we all have blood on our hands? An Ongoing crisis: Cobalt Mining

by Monique Kasonga Image: Clint Budd / Flickr When you look down at your phone, what do you think of? Do you think of all the happy memories that you’ve had it with you for, or all the important information that it holds? For most people living in the Western world, the answer is yes. However, what the technological consumer community seems to lack is … Continue reading Do we all have blood on our hands? An Ongoing crisis: Cobalt Mining

The “Filthy” Needles of COVID Vaccines

by Irina JiangImage: Umbra Mania / Flickr The opinions reflected in this article do not represent an anti-vaccine sentiment on behalf of The Global Diplomat. Rather, we publish this to shine a new perspective on the various forms of Covid-19 vaccines and their complications that may often be overlooked by the mainstream media. We encourage all to practice safe pandemic procedures as mandated by their … Continue reading The “Filthy” Needles of COVID Vaccines