Leaked Plans for North Korean Refugee Settlements in China

A leaked document on the micro-blogging site ‘Weibo’ revealed surprising plans by China for the future of North Korean refugees in their country. The document, which has since been deleted, was given the subtitle of “North Korea Refugee Settlement Plans”. The plans detailed attempts by the China Mobile Branch to […]

France’s Role In The Rwanda Genocide

A report released last week alleges French officials were ‘complicit’ in the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana died when his plane was purposefully shot down. His death worsened ethnic tensions, leading to the specific targeting of Tutsis and more than 800,000 people were killed. The government of […]

CDC Receives List Of Banned Words

According to a recent report by the Washington Post, the Trump Administration is banning the use of seven words by the Center for Disease Control. The words, which include, diversity, transgender, fetus, vulnerable, entitlement, science-based, and evidence-based, were given to the CDC on Thursday, December 14, 2017, in a budget […]

Refugees Face Violence By Border Forces In The Balkans

According to a watchdog, refugees and migrants seeking to move from Serbia and into neighbouring European Union countries have been subjected to illegal deportations as well as systemic police brutality. A recent report by Rigardu, a German NGO and monitoring group, has detailed 857 instances of violence committed against people […]

The Way We Treat Borders: A Legal And Moral Battle

On 4 December, the United States Supreme Court held that the travel ban, as revised in September, could be enforced while legal challenges are carried out through the lower courts. This comes nearly a year after the first plans to bar certain nationalities entry into the US were unveiled, the […]

Racial Tensions Boiling Over In India

Mohammad Afrazul, a 48-year-old labourer who was working in the west Indian state of Rajsamand, was hacked to pieces and burned to death while onlookers filmed. His crime? His beliefs. The video, which was posted on YouTube shows Afrazul’s attacker leading him into a secluded spot and attacking him with a […]

Social Media And Politics In A Post-Truth World

On Monday, former US President Bill Clinton wrote in the New York Times that the ‘inclusive nationalism’ which governs the American cultural identity is being slowly replaced by a “tribalism” that emphasizes what divides people of his country rather than what unites them. In his article, he stated that the […]

Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital: The Spread Of Fire And Fury Continues

President Donald Trump’s decision last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked global outrage. The Arab world quite naturally condemned the controversial move. A statement by the 22 members of the Arab League, described the decision as “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian […]