March 2017


Hate Crime Against Nigerians In India?

Multiple Nigerian nationals were attacked and beaten up this week in India following the death of 17-year-old Manish Khari that resulted from a suspected drug overdose. Locals believed the drugs were given to the teen by five local Nigerian students. The parents also said those students were to blame. The […]


The Two-State Solution And Its Alternatives In 2017

What is the significance of the two-state solution in 2017? UN Resolutions dating back to 1974 have called for the ‘Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine’ through the establishment of the two-state solution. The two-state solution proposes that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict ‘two states for two […]


Carrie Lam Becomes Hong Kong’s Chief Executive; But Was The Election Democratic?

Following a decision by Hong Kong’s Election Committee, career civil servant Carrie Lam has been chosen to serve as Chief Executive for the Chinese Special Administrative Region. Lam has been praised for her legislative competence, but many liberal reformers criticize her as being too closely tied to Beijing and having […]


US Warning To Israel Over West Bank Settlements Signals New Backpedaling by Trump

Since the end of World War II and the creation of Israel, conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has characterized the geopolitical climate of the region. Numerous attempts at peace and intervention from foreign powers, particularly the United States, are frequent in the history of the area along with flare-ups of […]


Russia And Turkey Ready To Give Peace A Chance In Syria?

After a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Moscow, it seems that Russia and Turkey are looking to put their differences aside and seek a resolution to the six-year-long conflict in Syria. In a press conference, Russia’s leader claimed that “The atmosphere [in their meeting] […]


The Gag Rule And Its Effects In The Developing World

The Trump administration has re-adopted the Mexico City policy and expanded its reach and strength to incorporate all American aid organizations, not just those focused on providing family planning. The Mexico City policy, also labelled the gag rule, was initially passed by President Reagan in 1984. It aimed at preventing […]


First Reported Use Of Chemical Weapons In The Battle For Mosul

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reported that seven people are currently receiving treatment for exposure to chemical weapons, near the Iraqi city of Mosul.  Five Iraqi children and two women were sent to a hospital east of Mosul, in Erbil. The Battle for Mosul has been […]


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 […]