Daily Archives: May 1, 2017


Climate Change Ignorance Is Catastrophic

Derek Bok: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Worldwide political news this week had three key focuses: 1) Donald Trump’s aggressive stance on North Korea; 2) The French Presidential Election; and, 3) Kim Jong-Un’s aggressive and non-compliant stance against any state that could threaten the survival of his […]


An Understated Migration Crisis: Eritreans Cross Disputed Border To Ethiopia

While attention is focused, amidst the intensifying migration crisis, on Syrians fleeing from civil war to Europe, the exodus from the smaller Eritrea is proportionally more extreme. While the relations between the neighbouring countries of cc and Ethiopia is tense, some Eritreans still find themselves crossing the disputed border. Badme, […]


North Korea’s Fourth Failed Missile Launch Since March

In defiance of the United States and its main ally, China, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The missile did not leave the North Korean territory. According to the United States’ and South Korean military, this test appears to have been a failure, the fourth […]


Jordan Takes Strides Toward Abolishing Law That Pardons Rapists Who Marry Their Victims

Jordan is over halfway toward abolishing a law that pardoned rapists if they married their victim, but activists in Jordan recognize there is one key legal hurdle still to overcome. The law, Article 308 of Jordan’s half-century old Penal Code, states that “if a correct marriage contract is concluded” between […]