Author: Acheson

Youth Lead Global Protests Against Slow Climate Action At COP26

November 6th was a day of protest across the globe, as frustrated citizens took to the streets to protest against slow climate action at COP26. There were more than 300 rallies worldwide. According to The New York Times, tens of thousands showed up in Glasgow alone. The protestors called on global

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What Does COVID Mean For The Rise Of National Populism?

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when international cooperation was needed most, the world retreated into protectionism. States quickly closed their borders and raced to secure supplies like masks and medical equipment, leaving others to suffer the costs. Multilateral institutions have been almost powerless to help. The vaccination race

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US Drone Strike Kills Family In Kabul

A family in Afghanistan has been left to grieve over the loss of their children following a U.S. drone strike. The missile struck a car in Kabul on August 29th, killing 10 people, including 7 children. The U.S. initially stated that they were working on intelligence that suggested the car

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Thousands Join Protest Against Thai Prime Minister

On Thursday 2 September, thousands of people took to the streets of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The protest was aimed at the Prime Minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Thailand has recorded over 1.2 million cases,

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Gang Truce In Haiti Allows Aid To Come In Post-Earthquake

Al Jazeera has reported that a gang truce called in Haiti has allowed for a key road near the capital Port-au-Prince to be opened up for the first time months. The truce was called to allow trucks driving from Port-au-Prince to deliver aid to areas effect by last week’s 7.2

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30 Civilians Dead In Latest Attacks In Burkina Faso

Thirty more people have been killed following armed attacks on villages in the North of Burkina Faso. These attacks are the latest in a long series of deadly attacks linked to groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS. Attacks of this nature have been on the rise in the Sahel region of

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