Day: March 7, 2020

The U.S. Is Obsessed With Its Own Exceptionalism. So Why Are its Presidential Candidates So Unexceptional?

According to Stephen Walt, “Most statements of “American exceptionalism” presume that America’s values, political system, and history are unique and worthy of universal admiration. They also imply that the United States is both destined and entitled to play a distinct and positive role on the world stage”. Although often denounced

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The Impact Of Female Peace Movements In Bougainville

In a territory of just 9318km2, situated in the Asia-Pacific, Bougainville has undergone significant change in recent years, having witnessed the power and influence of female peace movements. The Bougainville Civil War of 1988-1998 resulted in the loss of over 15,000 lives through the conflict between the Bougainville Revolutionary Army

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Chinese Uyghurs Moved Into Factory Forced Labor For Foreign Brands

Last Saturday, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a report that has since received international attention and concern. Titled Uyghurs For Sale, the report details three case studies of different factories or companies in China which have become increasingly reliant on extremely oppressive labor conditions for growth. China, for its

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Covid-19 In Africa

Nigeria reported its first case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) on February 25th, 2020. The patient was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew to Lagos from Milan, a city badly hit by the outbreak after China. This is the first confirmed case in Sub-Sahara Africa. Authorities

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Colombian Court Rejects New Abortion Law

On Monday the 2nd of March, the Constitutional Court of Colombia decided to refrain from expanding access to abortions in the South American nation. For now, the status quo will remain where a woman can only abort a child under three circumstances: when the mother’s life is endangered, if the

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U.S. Signs Peace Agreement With Taliban

A peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban was signed conditionally on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha. The Trump administration has agreed to reduce its military presence in Afghanistan under the condition that the Taliban agree to stop assisting al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in

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