Analysis Of Canada’s Arms Trade With Saudi Arabia

(Written in the POV of Global Affairs Canada) The Department of Global Affairs Canada under North America, Trade Policy and Negotiations (TND) has prepared the following paper in order to discuss how best to move forward with Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia. This issue is important because it gained […]


Is Greta Thunberg Too Privileged To Lead The Charge For Climate Activism?

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and founder of the Friday school climate strikes, has become the face of the fight against climate change for youth. She uses her perspective as a teenager to bring the voice of young people into the larger political climate conversation. This angle helps […]


Mass Anti-Government Protests In Iraq Continue To Flare Up

On last Sunday night, a surge of resentment among anti-government protesters led to an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala as they perceived Iran to have interfered in Iraq’s domestic affairs. Demonstrators set up barriers surrounding the consulate wall and spray-painted “Karbala is free, Iran […]


Turkey Backing Jihadist Militias

The offensive perpetrated by the Turkish Military Forces against the Kurdish Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched on 9 October 2019 has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region and given extensive support to Islamic militias. Since this invasion, various news organisations have reported that the Turkish effort to create a […]


Xinhua Attack: Hong Kong’s Fight For Freedom

On November 2nd, 2019, the Xinhua News Agency was stormed by protestors in the Wan Chai neighborhood of Hong Kong. According to TIME magazine, “they [the protestors] smashed its [Xinhua] glass door entrance and windows, splashed red ink, sprayed graffiti and set a small fire in the office lobby. Saturday […]


President Nicolás Maduro’s Power Bolstered By U.N. Human Rights Council Seat

While covered by major news organizations, the significance and lasting implications of Venezuela winning a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council last month cannot be overstated. The Council is responsible for “the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe” by shining a spotlight on violations. […]


Instability In The DRC As The Ebola Crisis Ensues

Ten civilians have been killed in a recent attack in the DRC’s Eastern Province. According to the Kivu security tracker, which tracks ongoing clashes in the region, the rebel group the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) were responsible for the deaths alongside the kidnapping of 21 other victims in a village […]


Evo Morales’ Resignation: Victim Of A Military Coup Or Culprit In Election By Unconstitutional Means?

A series of events in the last three days have escalated into not only the resignation of Evo Morales as the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s President but also an arrest warrant for the ex-president. Camila Escalante, a journalist with Telesur issued several tweets, alluding to cases of violence, kidnapping, and […]


The Politics of Labelling the NRA ‘a Domestic Terrorist Organisation’

Terrorism is arguably a political construct which encompasses dynamic interests that change over time. With international terrorism being at the forefront of counter-terrorism policy-making, currently, there is no specific federal crime covering acts of terrorism within the U.S. that are not linked to officially designated international terrorist organisations. However, ideologically […]