by Lindsay WongImage: Dakiny / CreativeCommons The upcoming Tokyo Olympics has sparked a very unique debate concerning the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic: should the games be held or cancelled? While it looks like the games have gotten the green light to go ahead and are slated to begin on July 23rd, the public is concerned about the threats posed by a global pandemic and … Continue reading The 2021 Tokyo Olympics Debate
by Meheer CommuriImage: Gayatri Malhotra / Unsplash The recent and current media fever about India is, rightly, related to the country’s vicious yet losing battle with the covid pandemic. Headlines continue to expose the grave health crisis and its disastrous handling by the Indian government. All for good reasons too, as India’s total COVID-19 caseload surges past 25 million, the world ought to care. This … Continue reading India’s Pandemic is Bad, But Don’t Forget About the Farmer Protests
by Phylicia Abary Image: Colin Davis on Unsplash An overview on the ‘War on Drugs’ During Duterte’s presidential campaign in 2016, he claimed that one of the most rampant issues in the Philippines was the usage of illegal drugs. Duterte pledged that if he were to be elected into office, criminal activity concerning drugs would be a focal point of action for his administration. Ever … Continue reading Questionable Effectivity: the Duterte Administration’s ‘War on Drugs’
by Irina JiangImage: empty007 An Aging Population: What does that Mean? In November and December 2020, China conducted its seventh national census with early reports expected in April 2021. Though it is already May, the National Bureau of Statistics has not yet disclosed their data, and with rumours of a significant decline in working population percentage and abolishment of one-child-policy in 2016, the delay in an … Continue reading An Aging Population: What does that Mean?
by Phylicia AbaryImage: Artypixall / Flickr The Republic of the Philippines is going to hold its next presidential elections on the 9th of May, 2022. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the circumstances facing the ever-nearing election is a far cry from what the nation had encountered in 2016. With the date growing closer by the day, it is imperative that the past six years be put … Continue reading The Consequential Vote
by Lindsay WongImage: k8rry / Flickr It’s no surprise that the Australian government and general public is hostile towards their indigenous people, just like Canada and the US. The country has a complicated relationship with the Aborigines, who have endured centuries of discrimination and violence since the arrival of settlers on the land. They have been repeatedly massacred, silenced and underrepresented in society; even now, … Continue reading Tokenism in Australia Against the Aborigines
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?
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
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
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