Samawada Robleh


Boko Haram Faces A Rapid Decline While Ramping Up Attacks In Cameroon

Last Friday, June 9, 2017, Boko Haram attacked a Cameroonian town on the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, killing one soldier and injuring two others.  A few weeks earlier militant kidnapped three Cameroonian women from a border town, which compel the UN to warn people against travelling to northern Cameroon. The recent arrest […]


At A Glance: Voter ID Laws In Canada And The United States

The 2016 presidential election brought the issue of voter ID laws back into the forefront of public conversation, with then nominee Trump expressing his support for state governments in their attempts to strengthen voter ID laws. After his election, President Trump alleged that millions of undocumented citizens voted for his […]


International Canadian Mining And The Struggle For Indigenous Rights And Environmental Protections

Canadian mining companies have come under fire for their practices abroad, especially in South America, where many Canadian-based multinational corporations operate mines. They have been accused numerous abuses, namely the destruction of the local environment, allowing their employees to abuse the local residents, and colluding with foreign governments to dismantle […]


Deteriorating US-China Relations And The Battle For The South China Sea

On March 6, 2017, North Korea tested its ballistic missiles, continuing with the expansion of its nuclear program and disregarding the Trump administration’s threat to undertake military action if Pyongyang does not comply with international laws regarding nuclear proliferation. A US naval carrier was recently dispatched to establish a presence in […]


The Legacy Of Kalief Browder And Closure Of Rikers Island Jail

Last month, Spike TV premiered its miniseries recounting the life and incarceration of Kalief Browder.  Browder’s death compelled many New Yorkers to take to the streets in protest demanding accountable policing, prison reform and the closure of Rikers Island Jail. On March 31, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de […]


Reproductive Rights and Foreign Aid In the Era of Trump

In the days following the Women’s March on Washing, President Trump signed an executive order placing limitations and regulations on international organizations that perform or provide information on abortion, or provide counselling or referral services. The executive order was not a new piece of legislation but rather the reinstatement of the decades-old […]


Egyptian-Saudi Relations Further Strained By Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been rising since the outbreak of conflict in Syria, with Egypt supporting the Syrian state and Saudi Arabia calling for the removal of Bashar Al-Assad. Tensions continue to mount as Saudi Arabia is looking to invest in the construction of the Grand Ethiopian […]


Special Issue: Two-State Solution: UN-Arab League Statement Backs Palestinian State

On February 17th the United Nations and the Arab league released a joint statement supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state, after a meeting between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. This comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s move from decades long […]