The Future of Refugee Crises: A Discussion

by Akina NanayakkaraImage: Akina Nanayakkara Around the world, refugee crises are happening now, and more severe cases are yet to occur. Each situation faces its set challenges; however, they also share some common issues. Refugees are forced to flee their homes and are faced with countless challenges within their own borders and upon arrival in western countries. Those internally displaced, meaning they have fled their … Continue reading The Future of Refugee Crises: A Discussion

When your favourite Ice Cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, stands up for Human Rights

by Sonia SaidImage: Hybrid Storytellers / Unsplash Recently, the atrocities perpetrated in Palestine have been well known by the users of social media platforms. Information being shared this way allowed for the killings, violence, and mass protests to be documented in real time. It meant that the inaction of powerful figures was highlighted as well. Not only were the killings, violence, and mass protests documented … Continue reading When your favourite Ice Cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, stands up for Human Rights

Space: An Old Frontier in a New Cold War

by Richard NghiemImage: Jared. 2015, digital image. Available from: Flickr When President Trump officially announced the creation of the United States Space Force, many experts and officials in Washington D.C., along with the US population, scoffed at the idea. What security threats or weapons were there in space? What was the need for such a force? Was the President just seeking fame by trying to make … Continue reading Space: An Old Frontier in a New Cold War

China’s Dangerous Interpretation of America’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

by Richard NghiemImage: Anthony Kwan/ Bloomberg. 2017, digital image. Available from: Flickr With the chaotic and bloody US withdrawal from Afghanistan receiving immense attention all around the world, Beijing has wasted no time in capitalizing on this unprecedented propaganda opportunity. Videos of desperate Afghans hanging onto the fuselage of a C-17 transport plane and the devastating suicide bombing outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport have … Continue reading China’s Dangerous Interpretation of America’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Rebuilding After ISIS

by Danial ZaboImage: Levi Meir Clancy / Unsplash *DISCLAIMER: This interview has been slightly edited for length and clarity.* The rise of ISIS in the mid-2010s brought chaos and hardship to an already ailing region. At its height, the militant group held about forty percent of Iraq, including Mosul, the country’s second largest city. Among the hardest hit were minority communities in the subdued nations, … Continue reading Rebuilding After ISIS

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a Golden Opportunity Facing Multiple Obstacles

by Sonia SaidImage: Christian Lue / Unsplash Similar to the ancient Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative is bringing some modernity in a world where isolation is, sometimes even unconsciously, more and more encouraged. In that sense, the BRI seems to come at the right time to lead to China’s rise in the current world order. The plan is a golden opportunity for the … Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a Golden Opportunity Facing Multiple Obstacles

The Next Election in France: A Turning Point

by Sonia SaidImage: Ilnur Kalimullin / Unsplash France is a leading country in terms of cultural influence but its domestic issues are changing the country. In that perspective, the next elections will be key in understanding the views of the people. According to some experts, the two candidates expected to lead the pools are the same as in the last round of the 2017 presidential … Continue reading The Next Election in France: A Turning Point

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: Hate Amid Pandemic

by Tatyana B.Image: Kareem Hayes / Unsplash It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is a momentous obstacle that the world has struggled to overcome. Case numbers have fluctuated, unemployment rates have risen, and government regulations have changed repeatedly. Emotions such as frustration, greif, anger, and hopelessness have been painfully unavoidable. These emotions can be overwhelming, leading many to feel the need to place … Continue reading COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: Hate Amid Pandemic

Spain, The Real Colonialist: Ceuta, Melilla, and the Moroccan Sahara

by Douaa QadadiaImage: NormanEinstein / CreativeCommons Brief History of Ceuta and Melillia  Ceuta and Melilla are geographically placed in very strategic locations. They are close to Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.  The story of these two Spanish enclaves is complex and goes back for centuries. The main inhabitants of the land were the Amazigh (indigenous people of North Africa) and various Arab tribes. In the … Continue reading Spain, The Real Colonialist: Ceuta, Melilla, and the Moroccan Sahara

Questionable Effectivity: the Duterte Administration’s ‘War on Drugs’

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’