Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

Hundreds Of Thais Protest, Defying Military Ban

At the end of last month, one of the largest protests in Thailand’s four-year long military rule occurred. Nearly one thousand protesters gathered to petition the building of a government-funded luxury housing project on forested land. Since the seizure of Thailand by the military in 2 014, there has been […]

Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site To Be Dismantled

In a recent announcement by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), the Asian state has outlined that they plan to dismantle their nuclear test site, which has been active since 2006. The Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site has been slated to begin the process of being dismantled between the 23rd and […]

Unicef Warns 400,000 Children On Verge Of Death In The DR Congo’s Kasai Crisis

The United Nations children’s agency has warned that 400,000 children are at risk of starving to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thousands have fled to the bush in order to find safety from violent clashes between government forces and the regional militia, and many have already died […]

Proposed Oil Exploration And Armed Violence Threatens Conservation Of Democratic Republic Of Congo’s National Parks

On May 3, the NGO, Global Witness revealed that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government is planning to allow oil exploration in two of their national parks. The government plan to reclassify land and remove protected status would enable oil drilling within two UNESCO-protected World Heritage Sites– the Salonga […]

The Challenge Of Improving Economic Mobility

It is a persistent question that is asked by economists and public policy officials – how can a society give sufficient opportunities to its most disadvantaged so that they may break through economic barriers and rise up the income ladder? This problem is a central point of reference for those […]