Shehnoor Nasir

About Shehnoor Nasir

Fourth year undergraduate student majoring in political science with a specialization in international relations and a minor in speech communications.

Pakistan’s Nationwide Campaign Against Polio To Continue Despite Violence

On April 22nd, Pakistan’s federal government launched a nationwide campaign against polio and has since managed to vaccinate more than 37 million children, approaching its goal of 39 million. Several news outlets claimed that the campaign was brought to an abrupt halt after a string of violent attacks against healthcare […]

Bill Blair, Canada’s Border Security Minister, Aims To Alter The Safe Third Country Agreement

Last week Bill Blair, Canada’s Border Security Minister, met with U.S. officials to alter a provision in the Safe Third Country Agreement which allows asylum-seekers to claim refugee protection if they do not enter through an official border checkpoint. The ‘loophole’ has led approximately 40,000 asylum seekers to cross into […]

Canadian Ambassador To China Fired

On January 26th, Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum was removed from his position following controversial comments he made regarding Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case. In 2018, Canada arrested Meng, who is Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, at the behest of the United States, who believes that she violated U.S sanctions against […]

The Consequences Of Climate Change

Rising global temperatures are causing many lakes and rivers to dry up around the world. On October 19, German media reported that Germany’s historic Rhine river hit record lows after months of hot weather. Likewise, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that Africa’s largest source of fresh water and important resource […]

Caravan Of 4,000 Honduran Migrants Make Their Way To Mexico And United States

According to NBC news, a caravan of approximately 4,000 Honduran migrants are making their way through Guatemala towards Mexico and the United States. President Donald Trump has threatened to sever financial assistance to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala if they grant safe passage to the caravan. The President also threatened […]

Philippines Selected To Serve On The United Nations Human Rights Council, Despite Gross Human Rights Abuses

The Philippines has been selected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite committing gross human rights abuses. On October 12, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that the Philippines was voted in during the elections held in New York. Human Rights Watch (HRW) vehemently opposed the […]

The Rape Crisis In India

On September 15th, a 19-year-old girl was on her way to a test-preparation course, in northern India, when she was drugged, abducted and gang-raped. On the 21st, a bishop from Kerala, 54-year-old Franco Mulakkal, was accused of raping a nun 13 times between 2014 and 2016. In May, the eastern Indian […]

Germany Has Approved Controversial Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Germany has approved a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, even though the country agreed earlier this year to halt sales to states involved in the Yemen conflict. The Germany Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, wrote a letter to the German parliament discussing the approval of […]

Pakistani Government Removes Ahmadi Economist From Advisory Council

The Ahmadi community, in a Sunni-dominated Pakistan, are dangerously persecuted.  In 2018, Pakistan celebrated Imran Khan’s election as Prime Minister, signaling hopes for a new and better country by breaking the hold on power the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or the military have had. However, that […]

Indian-Administered Kashmir: 9-Year-Old Gang-Raped And Killed

Violence against women is tragically a common occurrence around the world and age is rendered insignificant when committing horrendous crimes. On September 2nd, the police found a dead body of a 9-year-old girl in the Indian-administered Kashmir’s Baramullah district. The child had gone missing on August 23rd and was murdered the […]

Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion

On August 9th, the Argentinian senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion in the nation. After long hours of grueling debate, 38 senators voted against and 31 in favour, with two abstentions and one absentee. Currently, Argentina permits abortion in cases of rape or if the pregnancy […]

The Rising Influence Of Sweden’s Far-Right Party

Recently, the West has been swept by a wave of nationalist and far-right parties. Euro skepticism, anti-immigration and Islamophobia are some of the key similarities between each party’s platform. Italy, Germany, Austria and Poland are some of the countries that witnessed far-right sentiments spread among its people. Similarly, Sweden is […]