North America


Rest In Power: 75-Year-Old African American Civil Rights Activist Murdered

The Louisianan district of East Baton Rouge was shaken by horrific news earlier this month – the dead body of civil rights activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was found abandoned in a car trunk. The shocking discovery has triggered an outpouring of sympathies, spanning on- and offline with many expressing disbelief. The […]


Amid Increasing Tension, United States Announces New Surveillance Initiative

On Saturday, July 20th, U.S. officials announced a new intelligence and surveillance initiative which is centred on the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Citing longstanding tension and concerns over the behaviour of Iran, officials describe the new ‘Sentinel’ initiative as one way to restore stability to the region, […]


U.S. Pushing To Send All Asylum Seekers Back To Mexico, Sparking Tensions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this week that it will be forcing asylum seekers who attempt to cross the U.S. border through Southern Texas to return to Mexico and await ruling from an immigration judge to determine their eligibility for asylum. This plan, dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” […]


Turkey Announces Beginning Of Joint Weapons Production With Russia

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, revealed plans to deploy a Russian missile defence system by April 2020. In a speech given at an event on 15 July in Ankara, Erdoğan stated that Turkey will jointly produce S-400s with Russia. The announcement has caused tension between Turkey and the U.S., as […]


Myanmar’s Top Officials Banned From Entering The U.S.A.

The U.S. have banned Myanmar’s top general, several senior officers and their families from entering the States, in response to accusations of gross violations of human rights against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated there was credible evidence to suggest that the Burmese officials were complicit in […]


International Crackdown On Hezbollah On 25th Anniversary Of Bombing

July 18th, 2019 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hezbollah. According to The New York Times, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of this tragedy, Argentina designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. As part of this designation, Argentina ordered a […]


Inhumane Living Conditions Of Migrant children In Yuma Detention Center Spark Public Concern

The United States maintains the largest undocumented immigration detention infrastructures in the world. There were an estimated 363 or more detention sites in operation within 2007-2009. Children constitute the largest migrant population, and even though the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has not been open to publicizing up-to-date figures of […]


Concerning Behavior In The Global Agri-Business Goes Against The Principles Of Free Trade

At a meeting of the World Trade Organization Committee on Agriculture, held on 25th and 26th June, members raised concerns over the US’ announcement made on 23rd May that it would facilitate a second round of its Market Facilitation Package (MFP). The payments will provide US$16 billion to American farmers, […]