Harjyot Banwait

The U.S. Response To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, on September 20, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, it was the first Category 4 cyclone that hit Puerto Rico since 1932. After a visit from President Donald Trump, the official death toll stands at 34. From the damages […]

Far Right AfD Surge And SPD Collapse As Merkel Wins Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Angela Merkel, the incumbent Chancellor of Germany, has won a fourth term, following the September 24th general elections in the country. It is projected that her party, the centre-right CDU (Christian Democratic Union) and its sister party, the CSU (Christian Social Union), received approximately 34.5 percent of the popular vote, […]

Families Affected By 2013 India Riots Still Not Compensated

An Amnesty International report has found that over 190 families displaced because of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots in India have not received compensation. The report found that inconsistent definitions were applied to the term family to deny compensation to families. These families, in many cases, are continuing to live in […]

President Trump Pardons Controversial Joe Arpaio

The President of the U.S., Donald Trump, on Friday, August 25, 2017, pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was the former Republican sheriff of Maricopa County, in Arizona, from 1993 until January 1, 2017, following his defeat in his November 2016 bid for re-election. Arpaio had recently been convicted of criminal contempt […]

Alternatives To The Philippines’ Drug War

Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in a 24-hour period in a shootout with police across the province of Bulacan, Philippines. Sixty-six buy-bust operations were conducted in which undercover police officers tried to buy illegal drugs from suspected dealers, and twenty such operations, along with fourteen searches, resulted in armed […]