Canada


‘Rubbish Wars’: South-East Asia Contests Western Approach to Recycling

When we think of war, we often think of violent battles, militaries, human casualty and death. Few would consider tonnes of waste a potential catalyst for inter-state conflict. Fewer would accept environmental injustice a war crime. Yet, in the current era of mass consumption and increasing demand for single-use products, […]


Climate Change

Climate Change and Inequality: Avoiding The Harmful Potential Of Environmental Policy

The poor are the ones most at risk from climate change. They have the least capacity to adapt, and globally, they are projected to be hit the hardest by droughts, floods, and other environmental impacts. Policies such as a carbon tax have the potential to reduce harmful emissions, but also […]


“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. […]


No Gay People In Malaysia: The Troubling Comments of The Tourism Minister

Malaysia’s Tourism Minister, Mohammaddin Ketapi, gave comments that support the country’s recently adopted homophobic rhetoric. In a press conference, ahead of the ITB Berlin tourism expo, the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported that Mohammaddin Ketapi said, “I don’t think we have anything like that in our country.” His words […]


Sustainability Development Goal 6

“Ensuring availability, managing resources and providing sanitation and water for all” is an unrealistic goal, demonstrated through a wide range of perspectives; economic, natural and socio-political. Water is essential for all life as humans, being made up of 85% water, can only go three days without water before dying from […]


Russia Unplugging From The Internet To Improve Cyber Defences?

The Russian Legislation has just approved a draft law for Russia to temporarily unplug from the global internet. The draft law, called Digital Economy National Program, is meant to test Russia cyber-defenses in case a foreign cyber attack occurred. These results and feedback are meant to complement and improve a […]