Taijah O'Meally


Iran to Continue Nuclear Missile Testing Despite United States Sanctions

Despite American sanctions on Iran, the Middle Eastern government has declared that it will continue to run nuclear missile weapons testing. Recently, the country has made several attempts at strengthening its military. Considering the global community’s concerns about the instability of the Middle Eastern region as well as fears about […]


The Status Of Freedom Of The Press In 2018

Filipino news site, Rappler, continues to practice its freedom of speech despite being targeted by president Rodrigo Duterte the past year, with threats of its founders and journalists being arrested. The controversial organization is known for its critiques of the state of Filipino democracy and the tragic, ineffective war on […]


Peace At Last: United States, Taliban, And Afghanistan Negotiate Peace Treaty

The American special envoy to Afghanistan is in talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, with hopes of reaching a peace deal before the Afghan presidential election next April. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the September 11 attacks and is leading direct […]


The “Return” Of Antisemitism In Europe: Did It Ever Truly Leave?

Allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the British Labour Party have prompted a criminal investigation. There are 45 incidents involving high-level party members and hate speech targeting Britain’s Jewish community and insinuating the need for ethnic cleansing or genocide. The accusations are not without pretext, as Labour Party leader Jeremy […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


5th School Shooting Of The Year In Russia Indicates That The Issue Is Bigger Than The U.S.

On October 17th an 18-year-old student of the Kerch technical college, a vocational school in Crimea, conducted a mass shooting with a hunting gun and detonated an improvised explosive device on the college’s campus, killing 20 and injuring at least 50 more students, before killing himself. This shooting marks the […]


Increase in Global Cocaine Production Sheds Light On Larger Problems

Much of the third world faces issues with the production and trafficking of illicit drugs, whether it be opioids, cocaine, marijuana, and beyond. These issues typically stem from problems much bigger than themselves, such as impoverishment and food insecurity throughout parts of the world. According to the United Nations, Colombia […]