Daily Archives: May 1, 2020

Could COVID-19 Be A Galvanizing Force NATO Needs?

COVID-19 or otherwise known as the Coronavirus, continues to spread across the world at an alarming rate. The global pandemic, as it was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), has caused a monumental shift in the world economy, national border controls, healthcare, and way of life. NATO responded to […]

The Moral And Logical Necessity Of Saving Rohingya Refugees Stranded At Sea

Up to 500 Rohingya refugees are stranded on two fishing trawlers in the Bay of the Bengal, Human Rights Watch has reported. Along with the U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner and Amnesty International, it has called on the governments of Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to urgently launch search and rescue […]

Refugee Camps Struggle To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreaks

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, health experts and humanitarian groups warn that the disease could be especially devastating for individuals living in overcrowded refugee camps. While there are few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in refugee camps, testing is severely limited, and several doctors told the New York Times that […]

COVID-19 And Oil Market Crash Could Spell Different Future In U.S.-Saudi Relations 1

History has shown that big changes in energy markets often mark a big change in geopolitics. In the 20th century, the shift from coal to oil catapulted the Middle East into strategic significance, and a recent boom in shale oil transformed the United States into a net oil exporter. Drops […]

China’s Naming Of Geographical Features In The South China Sea Escalates Territorial Disputes With Vietnam And Malaysia

The month of April has witnessed escalations in the South China Sea territorial dispute between China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This has occurred despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, China has named and effectively claimed 80 geographical features along one of the world’s […]

Violence Against India’s Muslims Rises Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

India’s Muslim minority has long been subjected to discrimination and religious violence, particularly under the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narenda Modi. This past year, a controversial new citizenship law blatantly excluded Muslims, sparking unrest across the nation. The current COVID-19 pandemic is working to stoke the hatred. Muslims, […]

Sudan Passes Law Criminalizing FGM

On 22 April, Sudan made female genital mutilation (FGM) a criminal offence punishable by three years in jail. According to the United Nations, nearly nine out of 10 (86.6%) women and girls in Sudan have been victims of female genital mutilation. Though Sudan currently has a transitional government, the law […]