Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Asylum Is Not Gender Neutral: The Intersectionality Of The Refugee Crisis

Globally today we are witnessing an “inexorable intensification of violence” in the world’s armed conflicts, which has resulted in the most serious refugee crisis since the Second World War. UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021 states that by the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced from their homes […]

Sea Slaves: The Violation Of Human Rights Within The Fishing Industry In Southeast Asia

In March 2015, after 18 months of investigation, Associated Press (AP) journalists first traced the seafood available in supermarkets across the world to the abusive practices of human trafficking and slavery within the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The Associated Press reported that “this intricate web of connections separates the […]

Finnish Leader Urges EU To Boost Security, NATO Contributions

On February 28th, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö urged the European Union (EU) to increase their contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and boost security in order to combat political turmoil that is coming from both internal and external sources. Niinistö warns that after a generation of peace, the […]

The Longstanding Territorial Dispute: China Warns US Against Fresh Naval Patrols In South China Sea

Tensions have been high these past two weeks since China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang, cautioned the United States against challenging Beijing’s sovereignty and security. This warning comes amid news that the U.S. military is planning a new round of freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) for 2017 that will likely […]

Dakota Access Protesters Vow To Extend Fight to Other Pipelines

This week, protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline, who were removed from their protest grounds have vowed to extend their fight to other pipelines. Almost 50 protesters, many of whom are Native American and Environmental activists, were removed or arrested from the Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. […]