Globalization And Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, modern day slavery, plagues the entire world. Each year hundreds of thousands of women, children, and men are abducted, sold, or coerced into slavery. When we think about human trafficking, it is usually in relation to sexual exploitation – this is what the media focuses on in part […]

The Dangers Of Sensationalist Media

In the last few weeks, the media has delighted in speculating about the imminent war between North Korea and the United States. The reality is that this war is not imminent. The media has, however, convinced members of the public that it may be, and has induced panic and despair […]

Chechnyan Torture Camps

Over the last week, reports have leaked that more than 100 gay men have been detained and tortured in prison camps in Chechnya, with 3 killed by Chechnyan police. The story was first reported in Novoya Gazeta, a Chechnyan independent newspaper, whose journalists are now being threatened by government authorities. The […]

A Dangerous Response To The Syrian Chemical Attack

Earlier this week, someone attacked Syrian citizens with chemical weapons, resulting in the deaths of at least 85 civilians – including women and young children. Illegal chemical weapons were certainly used, but the culprit is less clear. Western media would blame Assad, while the Kremlin continues to back his regime. […]

Power Plays And Missile Testing

In the last week, tensions in the Korean Peninsula have been rising. The battlefield may be Eastern Asia, but the potential conflict involves, and will affect, the wider world – the United Nations, China, the United States, and South Korea have already made statements, verbal and physical, about future affairs […]