Author: Mia Heaphy

Complex Identity Politics In Israel/Palestine

The issue of identity politics in the Middle East seems to be the most prominent one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is of such focus to the conflict that key political researchers often question why this is the case. Based on scholarly definitions, identity politics is a political approach in

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Breaking Down The Protests Of 2021 So Far

Just five months into the new year, the world has seen a surge in anti-government protests by its peoples. With economic insecurity and the effects of the coronavirus looming, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to condemn their regimes for several reasons. Since January 1st, 2021,

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Child Marriage Rates Increasing In Nepal As A Result Of COVID-19

The United Nations issued a report earlier this week in which the UN Children’s Fund estimated that over the next decade, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 would be at risk of child marriage. According to UNICEF’s executive director, Henriette Fore, COVID-19 “has made an already

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Climate Change In The 21st Century; Climate Refugees

Over the last century, climate change has significantly contributed to the mass displacement of people. These people are defined as climate refugees who have been forced to leave their homes due to climate change. In the face of these environmental threats, people feel that they have no choice but to

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Equatorial Guinea Struck with an Extreme Explosion

On Sunday, a series of blasts at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and injured more than 600 others, according to officials. The explosion caused damage to nearly all of Bata’s houses and offices. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosions were blamed on fires

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Protests Spark As Turkey Withdraws From European Treaty

Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, which was signed ten years ago to protect women from abuse. The decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to revoke Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention is a setback for women’s rights activists, who believe the agreement is critical to countering domestic violence.

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Climate Change In The 21st Century: Mitigating Greenhouse Gasses

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity is likely to face over the coming decades. Experts predict that climate change will lead to political instability, mass displacement, armed conflict and the rise of increasingly nationalist governments, making it an issue of extreme importance in global politics. In order

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Climate Change In The 21st Century: Reforming The United Nations

Climate change poses a devastating threat to humankind, plaguing the international system with political instability, mass displacement, armed conflict, and the rise of increasingly nationalist governments. These phenomena will continue to agitate the globe unless substantial reforms are conducted. The problem will not correct itself. Nonetheless, the massive challenge it

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Protests Continue In Myanmar In A Plea For Democracy

Since February 1st, Myanmar has been in turmoil when a coup removed the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. As a result, mass protests were triggered in cities across the country in a bid for the civilian administration’s restoration. The protesters have been met with brutal security force

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Wave Of Israeli Air Strikes Hit Syria-Iraq Border

On the night of Wednesday 13th January, a wave of air strikes were reportedly carried out by Israel on Iran-backed militia positions in Syria, in the fourth attack in two weeks. The regions of eastern Deir al-Zour and Albu Kamal have been impacted the most in these recent attacks. Statistics

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Deadly Attack Hits Central Baghdad Market

Two deadly suicide bombings have struck a market in central Baghdad on January 21st, killing at least 32 people and injuring more than 100 others. The Islamic State has assumed responsibility behind this act. According to sources, the first suicide bomber complained that he was sick, causing a crowd to

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Death Toll Continues To Rise After Massacre In Western Ethiopia

On Wednesday 23rd December, more than 222 people were reportedly killed in an attack in the Western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia. Unidentified gunmen led the attack on Wednesday morning, which was the latest deadly attack in the region divided by ethnic violence. Many of the victims were shot or killed

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