Asia


Julian Assange: A Martyr Of Journalism

Thursday, 11 April 2019, saw the eventual arrest of Julian Assange, controversial figurehead of Wikileaks by British police. Following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London ending his seven-year asylum. He had taken refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been […]


Being a Woman In Turkey

Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue in Turkey. Turkey, a democratic nation by name, claims adherence to equality and to the rule of law. However, Turkey’s social, economic and political culture remains devastatingly masculine. Despite its claims to being a progressive nation, Turkey is a male-led country which directly […]


Acting On The Basis Of A Moral Duty: Syria, Chemical Weapons And The Issue Of Pre-Emptive Military Intervention

On April 7th 2018, the world witnessed – yet another – devastating chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, killing 70 people and injuring hundreds more.  Six days later, the United States, The United Kingdom and France coordinated the first multilateral air strike on Syria, successfully targeting three […]


Increased Clashes Between Israel And Palestine Ahead Of Eurovision Song Contest

Renewed violence in Gaza has left six Palestinians and one Israeli civilian dead after an Israeli airstrike hit a Turkish news agency in Gaza. The recent violence comes as one the most intense exchanges between the two factions in recent years. Increased tensions in the region have led to numerous […]


A Disunited Europe? The EU’s Response To China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The ancient Silk Road that linked China to the rest of Eurasia and East Africa is being reborn.  For centuries, goods, technology, and ideas spread throughout the Old World, linking together once disparate civilizations.  This was most evidenced by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo’s journey to the court of the […]


“Caught In The Middle With You”: What National Security, 5G Networks, And Bans On Canadian Canola Have In Common

Disputes between the U.S. and China were framed as growing economic, strategic, and technological rivalries with potential for war. As Washington’s pivot to Asia continues, tensions in the South China Sea continue to mount. The resultant international trade disputes are perceived as political retaliation, making Canadian and international response vital. […]