Daily Archives: December 2, 2017


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 […]


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


The Members Of Zimbabwe’s New Cabinet: Old Wine In New Wineskins?

On November 22nd, a scenario that seemed impossible to Zimbabweans came true. In a televised address, the Speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter, effectively ending his 37-year reign in power. The news, as expected, was met with much excitement, leading to streets parties celebrating […]


In The Name of God: Religious Protests In Pakistan

After a grueling two weeks of violent protests ravaging the capital city of Islamabad, Pakistani military forces were deployed to enforce order on November 25th, 2017. These protests were sparked by conservative Islamists who denounced the Law and Justice minister Zahid Hamid, for amending parliamentary bills that weakened rules requiring […]


Netanyahu’s Grip On Power

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has faced increasingly strong opposition and pressure relating to his two ongoing cases of corruption that are currently being investigated by Israeli police. Suspected of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two different cases known respectively as case 1000 and case 2000, […]