Keith G. Sujo

About Keith G. Sujo

Keith holds an MA in Political Science from York University and a BA in International Development Studies from Trent University. His areas of interest are international relations, postcolonial theory, security studies, and international political economy. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing and watching football.

(Dis)information Wars In Nicaragua

Ever since pro-democratic demonstrations broke out on April 18th, 2018, the response of the Nicaraguan government, led by Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, has been characterized by indiscriminate violence towards protesters. While most of the violence is evidenced through the brutal response handed down by the Nicaraguan National […]

NGOs Revisited

A non-government organization (NGO) refers to a (usually) non-profit group that is independent of a government, or that the organization has not been established by a governmental entity or international agreement. Some of them however, can be funded by nation-states and are active in many realms that range from humanitarian, […]

The Faux Revolution And Nicaraguan Censorship

It all started with a fire. Nicaragua, Central America’s largest country, has recently found itself in the international spotlight, due to the public’s discontent against the government of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo. Public demonstrations against the government began after the nation’s second-largest rainforest went on a 10-day […]

The Adrenaline Of War: A Symptom Of The Military Industrial Complex

On Friday the 13th, the governments of the United States (U.S.), United Kingdom (U.K.) and France engaged parts of Syria by means of airstrikes – notably in Damascus and near Homs – to deter the government of Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons once again. While the main opposition parties […]

Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria: The New Normal

On the evening of Saturday, April 7th, the government of Bashar al-Asaad once again hit its own people with what is suspected be another chemical weapon attack. The incident occurred in the city of Douma, which is one of the last areas controlled by rebel army “The Army of Islam,” […]

Mass Shootings And Terrorism, Mental Health And Video Games

Last week, the Conservative Norwegian government passed legislation that will effectively ban semi-automatic weapons in the country beginning in 2021. It is the political result of a public inquiry that was commissioned following the attacks perpetrated by right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik on July 22, 2011. Breivik killed 69 people in […]

Ghouta And The Geopolitics Of The Syrian Crisis

Since last week, galvanized Syrian regime forces entered into a new phase in the seven-year conflict, trying to quash what is left of rebel resistance in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The capital, the Syrian state argues, has been suffering attacks from “terrorists” living in the suburb and as such […]

Contemporary Nuclear Policy: The Prognosis Of War

Earlier this month, the United States government published a legislative-mandated report titled the ‘Nuclear Posture Review.’ The Department of Defense (DoD) report aimed to assess and establish American nuclear policy, tactics and current capabilities, but also warned legislators of the increasing dangers posed by superpowers – Russia, in particular – […]

Mexico: The Human Cost Of The War On Drugs

Last Thursday, February 8th, Mexican authorities captured José María Guízar Valencia, the putative leader of the Zetas cartel. To anyone new to narco-affairs, the word ‘cartel’ usually refers to a group of suppliers, in this instance drug dealers, who maintain high prices and restrict competition. In the case of the […]

Peruvian Land Disputes And Violence

Like most Latin American countries, Perú has been romanticized in ways that locals cannot even fathom. So when highly relevant bodies like the World Bank issues statements or makes pronouncements lauding the country’s economic performance, those who are not benefiting from these riches, or worse, suffering from violence, their experiences comprise […]