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 […]

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 […]

Torture, Trump, And Haskel: Reigniting A Failed Program?

“When ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times. Would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.” Aside from the faulty grammar, there is something deeply wrong with Donald Trump’s approach and understanding of enhanced […]

The Ongoing Ukrainian Struggle

The War in the Donbass region of Ukraine has continued unabated since 2014, yet few know or acknowledge the conflict as significant. Anti-government pro-Russian separatists,  supported by Russian troops and arms, have been fighting Ukrainian forces. When the Kremlin backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in 2014, Russia responded […]