North America

The Importance Of A Peaceful Presidential Election In Kenya

As Tuesday approaches, the world waits to see what will happen with the presidential election in Kenya. Not only is a peaceful election crucial for Kenya, but as the largest East African nation, its political stability will directly impact the surrounding countries as well. Although eight candidates are vying for […]

China Is Finally Trying To Be A Big Brother To North Korea

The rapid acceleration in the frequency of North Korea’s missile tests and its nuclear technological developments has generated severe security tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. While, the prime intention of North Korea’s nuclear program was to deter foreign intervention, the unrelenting testing of its missiles, as well as the threats […]

Canada Sees Unprecedented Surge Of Haitian Asylum Seekers

In recent weeks, Quebec has seen an unprecedented surge of predominantly Haitian asylum seekers entering the province from the United States – in part due to fears regarding changes in immigration policy under the Trump administration – prompting the opening of a temporary housing centre in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. According […]

The Legitimacy Of The Rwandan Election

On the 5th of August, Rwanda’s electoral commission announced that President Paul Kagame won his third term in office following having received 98.63% of the votes. Many believe that Kagame’s fierce levels of support come from having overseen the end of the Rwandan genocide. Rwanda is a small landlocked country […]

Venezuela’s Crisis Continues As Maduro’s Government Gains Power

Friday, August 4th marked the first session of Venezuela’s Constitutional Assembly since the controversial election on July 30th. The assembly was given authority to rewrite former President Hugo Chavez’s 1999 Constitution. President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela says that the assembly will pacify the fractured country and the […]

Another “Marry-Your-Rapist” Law Falls, This Time In Jordan

On August 1st, the Jordanian government voted to repeal Article 308, a provision of the law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years, as long as the victim is between the ages of 15 and 18, of […]

Iraqi Army Liberates Mosul: Is The Peaceful Reconstruction Of The City Possible And What Have Been The Effects For Civilians?

With its capture of Mosul in June 2014, the so-called Islamic State rose to global prominence. Now, after the largest deployment of Iraqi troops since the 2003 invasion, the terrorist organization has lost its capital and foothold in Iraq. The battle for Mosul has been a long and bloody one, […]

Life After War: Changing Perceptions Of Post-Conflict Rehabilitation

War-torn societies tend to consume our attention during and immediately after any large scale conflict. Emergency aid and immediate rehabilitation of the community draws international funding and support. The less glamorous reality, one seen far less on camera, is that of post-conflict rehabilitation. Post-conflict rehabilitation concerns stabilization, reconstruction and peace […]

From Regional To Global: China Opens Its First Military Base Abroad

On the 1st of August, a flag raising ceremony was held in Djibouti to celebrate the formal opening of China’s first overseas military base. The Chinese government started to build the base last year and its opening coincides with the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, which is the […]