by Chris PrattImage: Tovarisch14 / Flickr When the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016, it was not long before concerns were raised with regards to how Brexit would impact the Good Friday Agreement. The Good Friday Agreement helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland in 1998 after the region had been rocked with over 30 years of deadly … Continue reading Has Brexit Reawakened ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland?
by Heeya FirdausImage: The American Bazaar Mere days after the cherished Sikh festival, “Vaisakhi”, four members of the Sikh community lost their lives to a shooting in Indianapolis that left eight dead and several others injured. The shooting occurred on April 15th when the gunman entered a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The devastating incident was a massive blow to the Sikh community as they once … Continue reading Why the Indianapolis Shooting Reopened Old Wounds for the Sikh Community.
by Yug YadavaImage: Liza Pooor / Unsplash On August 20, 2020, Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in Siberia, Russia after he reported pain when boarding a plane. This pain was later to be revealed as an effect of the nerve agent, Novichok—the same poison used by the Russian officials under Vladimir Putin to eliminate Navalny as he was Russia’s political opposition leader and a “threat” to … Continue reading The Biden Administration Must Push Harder for Navalny’s Release
by: AnonymousImage: PT na Câmara / Flickr Race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social standing are just some examples of what makes people different from one another. These differences, along with many others, are what make diversity possible in our world. Unfortunately, for all of those who believe that diversity is a source of beauty, there are just as many people who use these differences … Continue reading Afro-Brazilian Women Run for Office: The Answer to Underrepresentation
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