India: Farmer Protests 2020

by Heeya Firdaus Image Source: Aniruddha Guha Sarkar Braving the harsh Delhi winter, impoverished Indian farmers are marching towards the capital in hopes of registering their protests against the oppressive Farm-Bills passed by the Narendra Modi Government in September, 2020. The Government claims that the bills make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to private buyers and enter into a contract with … Continue reading India: Farmer Protests 2020

Understanding The 2020 Ivorian Presidential Elections

by: Anonymous Image Source: https://www.dailysabah.com/world/africa/violence-surrounding-ivory-coast-election-may-have-killed-32-people-so-far Politics across different African countries is complex and like most democratic countries such as the USA, India and UK, elections are a highly important part of independent countries’ democratic process. Unfortunately, due to the presence of incompetent and corrupt leaders, some African countries don’t get to experience the joys of democracy. This corruption comes in the form of rigging of … Continue reading Understanding The 2020 Ivorian Presidential Elections

In Biden’s Lead: Filipino Immigrants and Overseas Workers in the Next Four Years

by Phylicia Abary Image Source: The Atlantic Relationship Status Updated: the Philippines and the United States of America Throughout history, the Philippines has been interlaced with foreign influence and relations, but no other country’s impact has come close to the United States’ over the past few decades. Such an affiliation and partnership only becomes more apparent as time passes. Officially established in 1946, the two … Continue reading In Biden’s Lead: Filipino Immigrants and Overseas Workers in the Next Four Years

Biden Presidency: A New Age for Climate Change?

By Akina Nanayakkara  Image Credit: REUTERS/Susana Vera Cutting carbon emissions, investing in renewables, and moving away from fossil fuels are a few examples from a long list of actions that the US needs to secure for it to have a chance at winning the fight against climate change. During Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been little to no measures taken on climate change. Within the … Continue reading Biden Presidency: A New Age for Climate Change?

Tibet Deserves Its Independence From China Once and For All

by Yug Yadava Image source: Graeme Bartlett Tibet was an independent country after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 but abruptly became an “autonomous” region of China in 1951. While the Chinese say they treat Tibet with respect, there have been numerous reports of human rights violations within the region such as the destruction of Buddhist monasteries and the arrest of innocent civilians … Continue reading Tibet Deserves Its Independence From China Once and For All

Ethiopia: Africa On Edge – Political Conflict in the Tigray Region

By Christopher Pratt Image source: voanews Fights between regional forces and the national army have been raging in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region since early November 2020. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, is accusing leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of treason and terrorism, after members of this regional political party allegedly attacked a federal military base. The TPLF claims to be resisting government … Continue reading Ethiopia: Africa On Edge – Political Conflict in the Tigray Region

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