Sarajean Gatch

About Sarajean Gatch

Sarajean is a recent graduate of Columbia College's Political Science Bachelor in Arts program. She currently lives in Northern New York, where she continues her studies in foreign language.

Decades After The Second World War, Nationalism Rears Its Ugly Head

When Naomi Osaka won a gold medal during the 2018 Open, many Japanese praised her in endearing terms. Only later the world discovered—and many may still be unaware of this—that in Japan, this benevolence and public praise was likely something all too new to Osaka on account of her Haitian […]

Unhealthy Conditions Prevail At Moria

Attempted suicide and acute mental stress plague Moria, the main migrant camp on Lesbos, Greece, where over 8,000 migrants are being housed in a space only large enough for less than half that amount. According to various aid groups and news outlets, conditions at Moria have worsened since 2015, when […]

Rohingya Crisis Remains Unchanged Amid International Stalemate

Myanmar has remained uncooperative in aiding and rehousing the Rohingya people. Following the government’s horrific genocidal attack on several thousands of the Rohingya population, Myanmar has officially recognized the names of only 600 and has approved the return of less than 400 of them, according to The Diplomat. In addition, […]

Honduran Migrant Caravan Poses Security Issue for Mexico

Violence, job searching, and the hopes of building a better life have motivated thousands of Honduran immigrants to travel to the United States, according to Al Jazeera. A caravan numbering some 4,000 people is rapidly approaching the United States-Mexico border and it is continuing onward despite Mexico’s efforts to deter […]

Lethal Crash In Kenya Spikes Safety Concerns

On the morning of October 10 in Kenya, a bus driver lost control of his unlicensed vehicle, swerved off the road and crashed. Some 70 people were in the overcrowded bus at the time, of which 55 died. Several of the fatalities were children and many of the survivors were […]

Recidivism in the United States

When Painesville Ohio Judge Michael Cicconetti gave a teenager convicted of skipping out on her taxi driver after a 30-mile trip the option of walking 30 miles in order to avoid a jail sentence, his actions made headlines. For some, Judge Cicconetti’s sentencing techniques may have been just a bit […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Promises Citizenship to Immigrants, Then Defers to Demands of Nationalists

Imran Khan, the new prime minister of Pakistan, has backed off an announcement he made September 16th to grant citizenship to Afghans and Bengali immigrants and their families. He had previously stated that those who had lived in Pakistan for over 40 years, as well as those who had been […]

America, China Quibble Over Taiwan

The United States has pulled high ranking diplomats from Panama, the Dominican Republic, and El Salvador as a message to countries who would cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China’s One China policy. This comes after El Salvador was recently enticed to forge new diplomatic relations with Mainland China […]

North Korea: The Ineffective Nature Of Sanctions

North Korea (DPRK) has been a dark spot in most nations’ foreign policy agendas for decades. The regime treats its people with impunity, all the while hiding its crimes and shortcomings behind a veil of secrecy, the illusion of wealth and fraternal love. But the DPRK is not just a […]

United Nations Calls For Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military Officials

Myanmar’s military commander and five other high-ranking military officials should be brought before the International Criminal Court to be tried for genocide, according to the United Nations. The decision comes after a yearlong investigation into the Tatmadaw’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims last year. Focusing on the Kachin, Rakhine and […]