Lauren Hogan


About Lauren Hogan

Lauren is a recent graduate of Carleton University's Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, with a specialization in International Studies and a minor in European and Russian Studies. While Lauren is relatively new to writing for online media, she is very interested in Russian current events and foreign policy. She also intends to pursue a Master's in European and Russian Affairs at the University of Toronto this fall.


2017 Strongmen: Duterte

With the controversial elections of Hungarian President Viktor Orbán, Austrian President Norbert Hofer, American President Donald Trump, the popularity of Dutch Geert Wilders, French Marine Le Pen and Polish Jaroslaw Kaczynski, as well as the popularity of the Greek Golden Dawn and the Sweden’s Democrat parties, the rise of right-wing […]


Widespread Food Insecurity In Yemen

Instability within a country can damage local populations in a myriad of ways. Systems like government service provision or food distribution which function normally in peacetime are disrupted and with these interruptions come dire consequences. This is exactly true in regards to the conflict in Yemen. The conflict in Yemen […]


Russia And Homophobia: Chechnya

Alvi Karimov, a spokesperson for the head of the Chechen Republic, is reported to have said, “You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in [Chechnya]” on April 2, 2017. The type of people of which Karimov was discussing were individuals with same-sex sexual orientations. Without any […]


Violence Against Protesters In The Congo After Political Transition Talks Collapse

The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark sign of a healthy democracy – something that is unfortunately not present in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. President Joseph Kabila has been in power for close to two decades and his transition out of government has not been smooth and […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]