North America


Successful Intercontinental Missile Testing Escalated Intimidation Or Impending Doomsday?

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) has now successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, inciting claims from leader Kim Jong-Un that the nation-state as now a full nuclear statehood. North Korean soldiers have gathered in Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung square rejoicing the success of the latest missile tests […]


ICC Seeks To Investigate U.S. War Crimes In Afghanistan

In early November, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she was seeking authorization from the judges of the Court to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of genocide, crimes against […]


The San Francisco ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Controversy: A Microcosm Of The Glaring Inadequacy Of The Response Of The International Community To Wartime Sexual Violence

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Mayor of Japanese city Osaka, decided last week to cut the six-decade tie of his city with San Francisco after the latter city erected a monument in St. Mary’s Square to recognize ‘comfort women,’ namely those women who were enslaved and forced to work in brothels in […]


International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women 2017

The 25th of November marked International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, beginning sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence, concluding on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. The UN has previously characterised gender-based violence as a ‘global pandemic’. Accordingly, one in three women and girls encounter […]


U.S. Declares North Korea A “Sponsor Of Terrorism”

Last Monday, the White House took provocative measures in declaring North Korea an official “sponsor of terrorism.” This designation was met with little concern by news sources, who primarily considered it a symbolic move. Among a variety of consequences, the measure would prevent the United States from providing military equipment […]


Students Counterprotest Neo-Nazi Rally At University Of North Florida

On Monday, 20 November, a “No Nazis at UNF” protest was held at the University of North Florida (UNF) in direct response to a neo-Nazi rally planned for the same day. Around 80 counterprotesters comprising of UNF students, faculty and community organization representatives gathered, sending a message to white supremacists […]


From Hero To Villain: The Transformation Of Social Media’s Relationship With Liberal Democracy

The rapid change in how social media has been perceived by the public since the rise of populism in liberal democratic countries in 2016 has been astonishing. Whereas previously, social media was held up as the beacon of liberalism, post-2016 social media is viewed with increased suspicion by its former […]