Day: September 22, 2021

Donors Pledge $1.1 Billion For “Collapsing” Afghanistan

Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, more than half the population is suffering from starvation and poverty. With a healthcare system on the brink of collapse, food shortages, and malnourishment rising, Afghans need urgent aid. The World Food Programme stated that over half of Afghanistan’s population currently lives under

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A New Strategic Partnership In The Indo-Pacific

Last Thursday, September 16th, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison jointly announced the launch of the AUKUS trilateral security partnership with the U.S. and U.K. This agreement is a watershed moment for Australian defence strategies in the Indo-Pacific. It marks a dramatic shift from John Howard’s doctrine of “not having to

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President Macron Recognizes France’s Role In Rwandan Genocide

During a visit to Kigali, Rwanda, French president Emmanuel Macron stated that France acknowledged its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which resulted in the deaths of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus. The acknowledgment came during a speech made May 27th, on the genocide’s 27th anniversary, at the Kigali Genocide

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Gun Violence And The Right To Life

Gun violence is a tragedy that many have lived through in their daily lives or encountered an incident including gun violence as a child. It is not just the terror of experiencing an attack but the experience of being stripped of the right to live. The perpetrators of gun violence

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LGBTQ+ South Koreans In Need Of Anti-Discrimination Law

On September 14, 2021, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released an article calling attention to the discrimination and bullying of LGBTQ+ youth in South Korea. Accounts from LGBTQ+ students show that stigma surrounding non-heteronormative identities in South Korean society has caused great disadvantage. This stigma has taken a toll on their

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In Slovakia, Pope Warns European Countries Against Being Self-centred

The Pope emphasized the importance of the common good and humility on Monday during his visit to Slovakia, referring to the country’s communist past. His speech aimed to oppose the increased nationalistic attitude and hatred towards immigrants that are currently on the rise across Eastern Europe. Pope Francis gave a

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