Stuart Young

Svalbard: A Unique Problem, And Opportunity, For Peaceful Coexistence In The International System

Svalbard’s legal territoriality is starting to become more of a problem for the international community, especially for the countries who surround it in the Arctic. Svalbard itself is an archipelago far to the north of Norway, its caretaker country. Norway’s administration of Svalbard is very unique in that it is […]

The Next Generation Of Pirates In The Caribbean

A 2017 report noted that the Caribbean Sea, including northern South America, saw an increase in reported piracy incidents by an estimated 163% over the previous year. This information comes from the Oceans Beyond Piracy program’s Maritime Piracy Report. Among the reported incidents, anchored yachts in Venezuela and Colombia were […]

Sex Workers And Civil Liberties At Risk In Recent U.S. Anti-Trafficking Law

On April 11, 2018, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) merged to become one law after being passed through the House, the U.S. Senate, and the Oval Office. At first glance, the law appeared to be a […]

Bulgarian Ministry Of Justice VS. The United States Department Of Justice: Sometimes The System Works

A mutually beneficial, although temporary, solution has come about from a potential incident regarding extradition between the United States and Bulgaria. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) requested the extradition of five Bulgarian nationals on charges of violating an embargo in Syria in early April 2018. However, the Bulgarian […]

Jordanians Wrestle With Effective Methods To Push Back Against Government Inadequacies

Jordan has seen crime increase following a cut in bread subsidies in February of 2018. Among this increase, bank robbery had a very interesting effect on the public at large. It has been a rallying point for activists and ordinary citizens on social media who post that these crimes are […]

The Possibility For Peace On The Horn Of Africa

The relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea is similar to the relationship between the North and South Korea. Two nations with very similar cultural identities stretching back thousands of years but torn apart by one of the many wars in the 20th century. Although the Eritrean-Ethiopian War in 1998 ravaged both […]

Citizen Journalism Takes Root In The Biggest Democracy In The World

In the state of Telangana in Southern India, members of the Adivasi tribal community are embracing modern smartphone technology and the Internet to share their stories of neglect at the hands of the local government. This is a prime example of “citizen journalism,” meaning journalism collected and disseminated by the […]

Which Side of the 38th Parallel Do North Korean Youth Want to Stand?

Understanding the motivations and goals of a nation requires one to look at the most influential people currently within it. Looking at the county’s youth, then, will give you foresight into the country’s future. For North Korea it is no different. Throughout the ages, the Kim Regime has prioritized the […]

What Will Miguel Díaz-Canel’s Cuba Look Like?

On April 19, 2018, the new president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, was sworn in, signalling a change for Cuba in a big way. This stems from the fact that Díaz-Canel is a different breed of a politician from those who preceded him. First, it is noteworthy that he does not […]

Developing Supply Chain Solutions For The Developing World

The supply chain for medical supplies in the developing world has a uniquely challenging position. Everything from currency devaluation making it harder to purchase supplies to the lack of infrastructure for transporting them to where they are needed most, these drawbacks are often so systemic that they cannot be fixed […]