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 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
by Jessie Jin Image: Tor Lundgren/Flickr In November 2020, a major exchange of gunfire occurred in the disputed region of Kashmir, marking the latest development in an ongoing series of armed clashes between India and Pakistan known as the India-Pakistan border skirmishes. The November border skirmishes have left at least 22 dead, including 11 civilians. This dispute took place along the Line of Control, the … Continue reading Indo-Pakistani Conflict: the Underlying History of Border Armed Conflicts
by Tatyana Baldwin Image: Element5 Digital/Pexels Governance and leadership are instrumental to the success or failure of a nation. Whether the successor of the previous leader is chosen by hereditary means or elected into office by the people, it is crucial that this person is willing to take actions that will benefit the nation as a whole. This goes for anyone who is in power, … Continue reading Doubts in Leadership: Uganda Election
by Lara ChoyImage credit: Jerk IX / Flickr As terrible stories seem to spill out from the United States into Canadian news cycles, we console ourselves with “at least we’re not the States.” We seem to be saying that even more recently, but the smug tone and sense of cultural superiority remains the same. Sure, we have our own problems, but in comparison to the … Continue reading Alt-Right, Northward
by Akina Nanayakkara Image Credit: Evangelos Petratos / Flickr Climate change has become an increasing threat as the level of CO2 in the atmosphere reached an all-time high as of January 2021. It’s been estimated that carbon dioxide values have increased by 20% over the last 40 years due to more frequent amounts of human activity. One of the most pressing issues caused by climate … Continue reading Climate Migration: Is the World Doing Enough?
By Anonymous Image Credit: The Global Panorama / Creative Commons Boko Haram is an Islamist terrorist organization, which is ironic because most of their victims and territories are Muslims, and in Muslim dominated areas. Considering the fact that Islam means peace, there is nothing Islamic about the destruction they have caused for more than a decade in the northeastern part of Nigeria as well as … Continue reading Boko Haram: A Menace to Society
by Phylicia Abary Image: Brandon Fike/Flickr We serve and protect. Bold words with such heavy weight and significance, used as the motto of individuals who swore oaths to serve the Filipino. All men and women serving under the Philippine National Police (PNP) have one obligation: to ensure the safety of the masses. If anything, their motto sums up their duty quite well. Apart from this, … Continue reading Owe It to the Country: How the Philippine National Police has Forsaken the Filipino
by Chris Pratt Image: Edward Maurer/Flickr When the number of Alberta’s COVID-19 cases rose in the fall, the United Conservative Party (UCP) government emphasized the importance of personal responsibility in both combating the virus spread and flattening the curve. Hospitalization and ICU rates mounted, nevertheless. This eventually led to the enactment of mandatory restrictions, though the growing case numbers of the second wave were already … Continue reading The Hawaii Scandal: Canadian Politicians Travelling Abroad During COVID-19