North America

Displacements Continue In Mexico With Latest Tragedy At Colonia Lebaron

On Nov. 4th, nine members of a renown Mormon family in Northern Mexico were killed, all of them women and children, slaughtered by drug cartel dealers. Due to the increasing insecurity in the area due to cartel violence, more than 100 people, all U.S citizens, have left the states of […]

Mexico’s Battle To Combat Cartel Violence

While organized crime leads Mexico to its deadliest year, communities surrounded by cartel activity continue to be severely affected. A Mormon colony, whose settlement in Northern Mexico dates back to the early 1900s, suffered tragic losses on Monday when heavily armed gunmen fired about 200 bullets at families travelling along […]

Analysis Of Canada’s Arms Trade With Saudi Arabia

(Written in the POV of Global Affairs Canada) The Department of Global Affairs Canada under North America, Trade Policy and Negotiations (TND) has prepared the following paper in order to discuss how best to move forward with Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia. This issue is important because it gained […]

The Politics of Labelling the NRA ‘a Domestic Terrorist Organisation’

Terrorism is arguably a political construct which encompasses dynamic interests that change over time. With international terrorism being at the forefront of counter-terrorism policy-making, currently, there is no specific federal crime covering acts of terrorism within the U.S. that are not linked to officially designated international terrorist organisations. However, ideologically […]

Empire Decays When Truth Becomes Trivial

Ever since Donald Trump became President of the United States of America, there has been a realization that the country is polarized in many ways.  This is especially true regarding an aversion to the truth, albeit at a scale beyond one person.  Given the country’s geography, access to new information […]

Peruvian Immigrant Attacked With Acid In Milwaukee: The Rise Of Hate Crimes In America

A 61-year-old white man accused of throwing battery acid in the face of a Peruvian immigrant and telling him to “go back to your country” was charged with a hate crime on Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint, the victim, Mahud Villalaz, was walking toward the entrance of a Mexican […]

Man Accused Of Plotting To Bomb Colorado Synagogue

Just weeks after an anti-Semitic attack killed two people at a synagogue in eastern Germany, an arrest was made in the United States for the plotting of a similar hate crime. Richard Holzer, 27, was arrested on Friday for planning to vandalize Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado using explosives provided […]

#NODAPL – A Problem That Will Not Go Away Easily

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been in commercial operation since June 2017, despite the months of protests by Sioux Native Americans and others at Standing Rock. The pipeline in North Dakota passes under Lake Oahe along the Missouri River, the main water source for the Standing Rock tribe. The pipeline […]

Nuclear Deal Crumbles Further As Iran Launches New Centrifuges

The Iranian government has announced that it is now operating twice as many advanced centrifuges and has claimed the move is a direct response to the U.S.’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal last year and reimposition of sanctions. Such centrifuges are vital to the production of enriched uranium and will […]

U.S. Begins Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump has begun the year-long process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, announced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. After over two years of repeatedly pledging to leave the agreement, Monday is the first day any country can file the exit papers in compliance […]